Earthquakes, November-December 1992

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)


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There were two major earthquakes (7.0≤M<8.0) during the last two months of the year, a magntidue 7.5 earthquake on December 12 in the Flores region, Indonesia, and a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on December 20 in the Banda Sea. Earthquakes caused fatalities in China and Indonesia. The greatest number of deaths (2,500) for the year occurred in Indonesia. In Switzerland, six people were killed by an accidental explosion recoreded by seismographs. In teh United States, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake caused slight damage at Big Bear in southern California. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, November-December 1992
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 24
Issue 1
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
First page 43
Last page 48
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