Earthquakes, November-December, 1979

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The last 2 months of the year were quite active, seismically speaking. Damaging earthquakes were expereinced in Indonesia, including Java, Sumatra, and Bali, and in Greece, Iran, and the Fiji Islands. Colombia expereinced two earthquakes; the most destructive was a magnitude 7.9 on December 12 that killed 600 people.

In the United States, many earthquakes occurred, but none caused significant damage. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, November-December, 1979
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 12
Issue 3
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 113
Last page 116
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N