Earthquakes, March-April 1983

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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March and April were quite active with widespread deaths and damage from earthquakes. There were two major (magnitude 7.0-7.9) earthquakes, one in the New Ireland region and the other in Costa Rica. The most devastating earthquake occurred in Colombia. deaths from earthquakes also occurred in Iran, Costa Rica, and Peru.

The United States experienced a number of earthquakes during this reporting period, but only slight damage was reported from some of the earthquakes. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, March-April 1983
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 15
Issue 5
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 6 p.
First page 189
Last page 194
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