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DateLocationCoordinatesDeathsMagnitude
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April 19, 1902Quezaltenango and San Marcos, Guatemala14N 91W2,0007.5
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December 16, 1902Andijon (Andizhan), Uzbekistan 40.8N 72.3E4,7006.4
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April 28, 1903Malazgirt, Turkey 39.1N 42.6E3,5007
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May 28, 1903Gole, Turkey 40.9N 42.7E1,0005.8
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April 4, 1905Kangra, India33.0N 76.0E19,0007.5
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January 31, 1906Off coast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador1N 81.5W1,0008.8
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March 16, 1906Chia-i, Taiwan23.6N 120.5E12507
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April 18, 1906San Francisco, California37.75N 122.55Wabout 3,0007.8
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August 17, 1906Valparaiso, Chile33S 72W3,8828.2
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January 14, 1907Kingston, Jamaica18.2N 76.7W800-1,0007
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October 21, 1907Qaratog (Karatag), Tajikistan 38.5N 67.9E12,0008
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December 28, 1908Messina, Italy38.15N 15.68E72,0007.2
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January 23, 1909Silakhor, Iran 33.4N 49.1E5,000-6,0007.3
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August 9, 1912Murefte, Turkey 40.75N 27.20E2,8007.4
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October 3, 1914Burdur, Turkey 37.82N 30.27E4,0007
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January 13, 1915Avezzano, Italy41.98N 13.65E32,6107
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January 20, 1917Bali, Indonesia9.0S 115.8E 1,500
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July 30, 1917North of Daguan, Yunnan, China28.0N 104.0E1,8007.5
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February 13, 1918Nan'ao, Guangdong (Kwangtung), China23.5N 117.2E1,0007.4
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December 16, 1920Haiyuan, Ningxia (Ning-hsia), China36.5N 105.7E200,0007.8
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March 24, 1923Near Luhuo, Sichuan (Szechwan), China31.3N 100.8E3,5007.3
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May 25, 1923Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran 35.2N 59.2E2,2005.7
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September 1, 1923Kanto (Kwanto), Japan35.3N 139.5E142,8007.9
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March 16, 1925Near Dali (Talifu, Ta-li), Yunnan, China25.7N 100.2E5,8007
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March 7, 1927Tango, Japan35.8N 134.8E3,0207.6
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May 22, 1927Gulang, Gansu (Kansu), China37.5N 102.7E40,9007.6
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May 1, 1929Koppeh Dagh, Iran37.85N 57.75E3,8007.2
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May 6, 1930Salmas, Iran (Persia)38.15N 44.70E2,5007.2
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July 23, 1930Irpinia, Italy 41.05N 15.37E1,4046.5
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March 31, 1931Managua, Nicaragua 12.15N 86.28W2,5006
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April 27, 1931Zangezur Mountains, Armenia-Azerbaijan border 39.2N 46.0E2,8005.7
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August 10, 1931Near Fuyun (Koktokay), Xinjiang (Sinkiang), China 46.8N 89.9E10,0008
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March 2, 1933Sanriku, Japan 39.25N 144.5E3,0008.4
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August 25, 1933North of Maowen, Sichuan, China 32.0N 103.7E9,3007.5
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January 15, 1934Bihar, India-Nepal 26.5N 86.5E10,7008.1
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April 20, 1935Miao-li, Taiwan 24.3N 120.8E3,2707.1
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May 30, 1935Quetta, Pakistan29.6N 66.5E30,0007.6
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July 16, 1935Hsin-chu (Shinchiku), Taiwan24.6N 120.8E2,7406.5
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January 25, 1939Chillan, Chile 36.25S 72.25W28,0007.8
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December 26, 1939Erzincan, Turkey 39.8N 39.38E32,7007.8
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November 10, 1940Vrancea, Romania 45.8N 26.7E1,0007.3
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December 20, 1942Erbaa, Turkey 40.9N 36.5E1,1007.3
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September 10, 1943Tottori, Japan 35.5N 134.2E1,1907.4
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November 26, 1943Ladik, Turkey 40.97N 33.22E4,0007.6
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January 15, 1944San Juan, Argentina 31.5S 68.6W8,0007.4
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February 1, 1944Gerede, Turkey 41.11N 33.22E2,7907.4
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January 12, 1945Mikawa, Japan 34.7N 137.0E1,9617.1
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November 27, 1945Makran Coast, Pakistan24.9N 63.5E4,0008
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May 31, 1946Ustukran, Turkey 39.33N 41.10E840-1,3005.9
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November 10, 1946Ancash, Peru 8.5S 77.5W1,4007.3
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December 20, 1946Nankaido, Japan 33.0N 135.6E1,3628.1
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June 28, 1948Fukui, Japan 36.1N 136.2E3,7697.3
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October 5, 1948Ashgabat (Ashkhabad), Turkmenistan 37.95N 58.32E110,0007.3
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July 10, 1949Khait, Tajikistan 39.2N 70.8E12,0007.5
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August 5, 1949Ambato, Ecuador 1.5S 78.25W5,0506.8
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August 15, 1950Near Zhamo (Rima), Xizang (Tibet)28.7N 96.6E1,5268.6
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August 2, 1951Cosiguina, Nicaragua 13.0N 87.5W1,0005.8
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March 18, 1953Yenice-Gonen, Turkey 40.01N 27.49E1,0707.3
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September 9, 1954Chlef (Orleansville, El Asnam), Algeria 36.28N 1.47E1,2506.8
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July 2, 1957Near Sang Chai, Mazandaran, Iran 36.14N 52.70E1,2007.1
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December 13, 1957Sahneh, Iran 34.35N 47.67E1,1307.1
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February 29, 1960Agadir, Morocco 30.45N 9.62W12,000-15,0005.7
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May 22, 1960Temuco-Valdivia, Chile 38.29S 73.05W1,6559.5
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September 1, 1962Bu'in Zahra, Qazvin, Iran 35.6N 49.9E12,2257.1
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July 26, 1963Skopje, Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia 42.1N 21.4E1,1006
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March 7, 1966East of Longyao, Hebei (Hopeh), China 37.35N 114.92E1,0007
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March 22, 1966Southeast of Ningjin, Hebei (Hopeh), China 37.5N 115.1E1,0006.9
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August 19, 1966Varto, Turkey 39.1N 41.48E2,5296.8
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August 31, 1968Dasht-e Bayaz, Iran 33.9N 59.02E7,000-12,0007.3
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July 25, 1969Yangjiang, Guangdong, China 21.61N 111.83E3,0005.9
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January 4, 1970Tonghai, Yunnan Province, China 24.12N 102.49E10,0007.5
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March 28, 1970Gediz, Turkey 39.06N 29.54E1,0866.9
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May 31, 1970Chimbote, Peru 9.36S 78.87W70,0007.9
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May 22, 1971Turkey 38.83N 40.52E1,0006.9
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April 10, 1972southern Iran 28.4N 52.8E5,0547.1
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December 23, 1972Nicaragua, Managua 12.4N 86.1W5,0006.2
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May 10, 1974China 28.2N 104.0E20,0006.8
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December 28, 1974Pakistan 35.0N 72.8E5,3006.2
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February 4, 1975Haicheng, China 40.6N 122.5E2,0007
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September 6, 1975Turkey 38.5N 40.7E2,3006.7
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February 4, 1976Guatemala 15.3N 89.1W23,0007.5
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May 6, 1976northeastern Italy 46.4N 13.3E1,0006.5
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June 25, 1976Papua, Indonesia 4.6S 140.1E422*7.1
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July 27, 1976Tangshan, China 39.6N 118.0E255,0007.5
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August 16, 1976Mindanao, Philippines 6.3N 124.0E8,0007.9
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November 24, 1976Turkey-Iran border region 39.1N 44.0E5,0007.3
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March 4, 1977Romania 45.8N 26.8E1,5007.2
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September 16, 1978Iran 33.2N 57.4E15,0007.8
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October 10, 1980El Asnam, Algeria 36.1N 1.4E5,0007.7
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November 23, 1980southern Italy 40.9N 15.3E2,7356.5
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June 11, 1981southern Iran 29.9N 57.7E3,0006.9
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July 28, 1981southern Iran 30.0N 57.8E1,5007.3
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December 13, 1982Yemen 14.7N 44.4E2,8006
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October 30, 1983Turkey 40.3N 42.2E1,3426.9
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September 19, 1985Mexico, Michoacan 18.2N 102.5W9,5008
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October 10, 1986El Salvador 13.8N 89.2W1,0005.5
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March 6, 1987Colombia-Ecuador 0.2N 77.8W1,0007
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August 20, 1988Nepal-India border region 26.8N 86.6E1,0006.8
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December 7, 1988Spitak, Armenia 41.0N 44.2E25,0006.8
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