Deadly earthquakes of January 1 - Portugal, Indonesia (2x), China

Graciosa, Madeira - image courtesy members.upc.nl/f.vos21

M 6.9   1980    Depth 12.2 km   Portugal - killing 56 people
At least 56 people killed, 400 or more injured and extensive damage (VIII) on Terceira.
At least four people killed, some injured and extensive damage on Sao Jorge.
Damage also reported on Graciosa.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 7.9   1996    Depth 24 km     Indonesia - killing 10 people
At least eight people killed, one person missing and more than 350 buildings damaged in the Bangkir-Tolitoli area.
A local tsunami with estimated runup heights of one to five meters contributed to the damage in the epicentral area.
Two events about 2.4 seconds apart.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 5.8   2004    Depth 45.4 km   Indonesia - killing 1 person

At least one person killed, 22 injured and 2,000 buildings damaged on Lombok.
At least seven people injured and 4,000 buildings damaged on Bali. Felt (VI) at Karangasem, Bali and (V) at Mataram, Lombok.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 6.0   1977    Depth 5.3 km    China - killing 2 people
No details found
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

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