Earthquakes; March-April 1990; May-June 1990; July-August 1990; September-October 1990; November-December 1990
There were five major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during this reporting period; in the Fiji Islands, the Vanuatu Islands, Costa Rica, the Mariana Islands, and the Minahassa Peninsula. Earthquake-related deaths were reported from Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, and China.
There were no significant earthquakes in the United States during this period.
This reporting period was quite active, seismically speaking, and included the deadliest earthquake in the world since the 1976 Chinese earthquake; a magnitude 7.7 which hit Iran and killed over 40,000 people. There were also three other major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during this period. Tow of these quakes occurred in Sudan, a magnitude 7.2 on May 20 and a magnitude 7.0 on May 24. The third, a magnitude 7.0, occurred in the Philippines on June 14.
There were no earthquakes in the United States which caused damage or casualties during this period.
There was on major earthquake (7.0-7.9) during this reporting period, a magnitude 7.8 in the Philippine Islands on July 16. Earthquake-related deaths were reported from the Philippine Islands, the USSR, and Ecuador. In the United States, no casualties or damage was reported from earthquakes.
There were no major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during this reporting period. Earthquake-related deaths were reported in South Africa, China, and Pakistan.
There were two major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during the last 2 months of the year, one in the Komandorsky Islands region and one in the New Britain region. Earthquake-related deaths were reported from Iran, Italy, Taiwan, Greece, and Costa Rica.
There were no earthquake-related deaths in the United States.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Earthquakes; March-April 1990; May-June 1990; July-August 1990; September-October 1990; November-December 1990|
|Series title||Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
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