Earthquakes; September-October 1983

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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Two major earthquakes (magntidue 7.0-7.9) occurred during the month of October. The first was on October 4 in northern Chile. the second occurred in the United States in the State of Idaho on October 28. This was the first major earthquake in the conterminous United States since a magnitude 7.2 event occurred near the coast of northern California on November 8, 1980, and was the first earthquake to cause fatalities in the conterminous United States since February 9, 1971. The most deadly earthquake occurred in eastern Turkey on October 30. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; September-October 1983
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 16
Issue 3
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 148
Last page 151
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