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Earthquakes; November-December, 1978

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

Seismically speaking, the last 2 months were the most active of the year. There were six major earthuakes having magnitudes (M) ranging from 7.0 to 7.9 throughout the world: the Solomon Islands, Mexico (the largest of the year, M=7.9), the Kuril Islands, Taiwan, the Philippine Islands, and western Iran. THe Iranian earthquake was hte most devastating and caused a considerable number of casualties and damage.

In the United States, a number of earthquakes were experienced, but only minor damage was reported.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; November-December, 1978
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 3
Year Published 1978
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 110
Last page 112
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N