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Earthquakes; March-April, 1979

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

This was a moderately active period, seismically speaking. Three major earthquakes having magnitudes (M) ranging from 7.0 to 7.9 to only one major quake during the first 2 months of the year. Major earthquakes struck in Mexico, Indonesia, and Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavian earthquake caused considerable damage and loss of life.

In the United States, a number of earthquakes were experienced, the most damaging one in southern California on March 15. The aftershocks continued in southeastern Alaska but caused no additional damage. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; March-April, 1979
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 5
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 183
Last page 186
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