Earthquakes, July-August, 1979
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Earthquakes, July-August, 1979|
|Series title||Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)|
|Publisher||U.S Geological Survey|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|