Earthquakes; January-February 1983

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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A minor earthquake occurred in western Nevada on January 9 at 6:59 a.m. PST. The magnitude 3.8 earthquake was located about 16 miles west of Carson City. MM IV effects were noted at Minden.

On February 16 at 12:21 a.m. and February 23 at 3:10 a.m. PST, minor earthquakes occurred in southern most part of the States; they had magnitudes of 3.0 and 3.9, respectively, and were located in the Lake Mead area near Boulder City. The quakes were felt at Boulder City and Henderson, Nevada, and at Temple Bar, Arizona. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; January-February 1983
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 15
Issue 4
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 7 p.
First page 150
Last page 156
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N