Earthquakes; November-December 1982

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The months of November and December were quite active, seismically speaking, compared to the preceding months. The most devastating earthquake of the year occurred in Yemen on December 13 and killed hundreds of people. the largest earthquake of the year, a magnitude 7.7, occurred in the Pacific Tonga Islands on December 19. 

Again, a number of earthquakes occurred in the United States, but only minor damage was reported. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; November-December 1982
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 15
Issue 3
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 108
Last page 112
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