Earthquakes, July-August, 1979

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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There was one major (magnitude 7.0-7.9) earthquake during this reporting period. The quake occurred on August 26 in the Philippine Islands. Strong or damaging earthquakes, which struck many parts of the world, caused casualties and damage; deaths were reported in China and Kashmir, and damaging earthquakes occurred in Costa Rica, Panama, northern China.

In the United States, on August 6, central California experienced a moderately strong earthquake, which injured several people and caused some damage. A number of earthquakes occurred in other parts of the United States but caused very little damage. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, July-August, 1979
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 12
Issue 1
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 36
Last page 39
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