Earthquakes, September-October 1980

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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There were two major (magnitudes 7.0-7.9) earthquakes during this reporting period; a magnitude (M) 7.3 in Algeria where many people were killed or injured and extensive damage occurred, and an M=7.2 in the Loyalty Islands region of the South Pacific. Japan was struck by a damaging earthquake on September 24, killing two people and causing injuries. There were no damaging earthquakes in the United States. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, September-October 1980
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 13
Issue 3
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
First page 105
Last page 106
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