Earthquakes, July-August, 1980

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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During the months of July and August, the first great earthquake (magntidue 8.0 and above) since 1977 and two major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0-7.9) were located in the southwest Pacific. Damaging earthquakes, causing deaths, occurred in Greece, Nepal, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Kashmir.

A number of earthquakes were experienced in the United States, but the most significant was a magnitude 5.2 in Kentucky on July 27. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, July-August, 1980
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 13
Issue 2
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 69
Last page 72
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