Earthquakes; May-June 1979

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The months of May and June were somewhat quiet, seismically speaking. There was one major earthquake in the South Pacific on MAy 1. The most destructive earthquake, causing loss of life, was in Indonesia on May 30.

In the United States, the largest earthquakes were in Alaska but caused no damage. Some minor damage was reported from earthquakes in California. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; May-June 1979
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 6
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 236
Last page 238
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