Deadly earthquakes of December 19 - Philippines, Iran (2x), Guatemala and Indonesia

M 7.3     1928    Depth 35 km    Philippines - killing 93 people
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Zarand earthquake - picture courtesy peopledaily.com.cn

M 5.9     1977    Depth 11.6 km    Iran - killing 665 people

The earthquake was centered in the Kerman Province, near Zarland, about 700 kilometers southeast of Tehran.
The town of Zarland and surrounding villages were the hardest hit; some of the villages were completely destroyed.
The earthquake struck at 3:00 a.m. when most people were sleeping, which added to the death toll.
This was the fourth destructive earthquake to hit Iran this year.
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M 6.2     1980    Depth 12.7 km    Iran - killing 26 people
wenty-six people killed in the Qom-Saveh area.
Felt at Tehran.
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M 5.3     1995    Depth 15 km    Guatemala - killing 1 person
One person killed and one person injured by rockslides at Tactic.
Several houses damaged at San Miguel, Tucuru and Tamahu.
Landslides occurred in the epicentral area.
Felt (IV) at Coban and (III) at Guatemala City. Landslides occurred in the epicentral area.
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M 6.4     1995    Depth 63 km    Indonesia - killing 2 people
Two people killed by a landslide in the Pegunungan Jayawijaya area.
Felt (IV) at Jayapura and Wamena, (III) at Tanahmerah and (II) at Nabire.
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