There were three major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during this reporting period, but all were in sparsely populated areas. The first occurred on July 11 in the South Shetland Islands, the second in the Aegean Sea on August 6, and the third on August 17 in Kamchatka. Earthquake-related deaths from other quakes were reported from Costa Rica, Iran, Japan, Turkey, the Philippine Islands, and Sicily.
In the United States, aftershocks continued in the Coalinga, California, area; the largest was a magnitude (M) 6.0 on July 21. A magntidue 6.3 earthquake occurred in southern Alaska on July 12.