Deadly earthquakes of December 22 - Guinea, China, Iran, Costa Rica, Algeria and United States

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M 6.3   1983    Depth 7.8 km    Guinea - killing 643 people

At least 443 people killed, 200 missing, 150 seriously injured and extensive damage in the Gaoual-Koumbia area, Guinea.
Felt in Guinea Bissau, Senegal, The Gambia and Sierra Leone.
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M 7.2   1906    Depth ?    km    China - killing 285 people
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M 5.7   1980    Depth 16.4 km    Iran - killing 4 people
Three people killed and 139 injured in the Qom area.
Felt at Tehran.
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M 5.9   1990    Depth 11.1 km    Costa Rica - killing 2 people
One person killed at Alajuela, one person died of a heart attack and about 350 people injured in central Costa Rica.
Damage (VIII) at Santiago de Puriscal, (VII) at Alajuela  and (VI) at Heredia and San Jose.
Felt (VII) at Naranjo, Grecia and Alosta; (VI) at San Ramon, (V) at Cartago, Puntarenas and Paraiso, (IV) at San Isidro del General and Turrialba; (III) at La Fortuna de San Carlos, Canas and Siquirres; (II) at Sixaola, Los Chiles, Limon, Barra del Colorado,  Liberia and Golfito.
Felt throughout Costa Rica and in western Panama.
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M 5.6   1999    Depth 2.3 km    Algeria - killing 24 people
Twenty-four people killed, about 175 injured and 3,000 houses destroyed in the Ain Temouchent area.
Felt at Arzew, Mascara, Oran and Tlemcen.
Also felt at Oujda, Morocco.
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M 6.6   2003    Depth 16 km    United States - killing 2 people
Two people killed and about 40 buildings collapsed or severely damaged (VIII) at Paso Robles.
At least 40 people injured in the Paso Robles-Templeton area.
Buildings damaged and small fires occurred at Atascadero, Cambria and Morro Bay.
Road damage was sustained on State Routes 41 and 46 between State Route 1 and U.S. 101. Damage also occurred to the Templeton Road Bridge and to a bridge near Oceano. The airport at Oceano was closed due to cracks in the runway. More than 10,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Paso Robles area. Damage estimated at 300 million U.S. dollars.
Felt (VIII) at Templeton; (VII) at Atascadero, Bradley, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Oceano, San Miguel and Shandon; (VI) at Arroyo Grande,  Cambria, Creston, Guadalupe, Lockwood, Lompoc, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Simeon, Santa Margarita and Santa Maria; (V) at Avenal, Buellton, King City, Santa Inez, Solvang and Taft.
Felt in much of central and southern California from Sacramento and Santa Rosa to San Diego and as far east as Carson City, Las Vegas  and Reno, Nevada and at Bullhead City, Arizona.
The maximum recorded acceleration was 0.5g horizontal motion and 0.3g vertical motion at Templeton.
Landslides blocked several mountain passes in the Santa Lucia Mountains.
Liquefaction was observed in the Oceano area.
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