Earthquakes; November-December 1983

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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There were four major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during the last 2 months of the year. The most devastating earthquake, a magnitude 6.4 which killed hundreds of people and injured many, occurred along the northwestern coast of Africa on December 22. Earthquake deaths also were reported in Afghanistan, Belgium, China, and Pakistan.

The strongest earthquake in the United States during this period occurred in Hawaii on November 16 and caused injuries and considerable damage. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; November-December 1983
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 16
Issue 4
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
First page 170
Last page 175
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