Earthquakes; January-February, 1979

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The first major earthquake (magnitude 7.0 to 7.9) of the year struck in southeastern Alaska in a sparsely populated area on February 28. On January 16, Iran experienced the first destructive earthquake of the year causing a number of casualties and considerable damage. Peru was hit by a destructive earthquake on February 16 that left casualties and damage. A number of earthquakes were experienced in parts of the Untied States, but only minor damage was reported. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes; January-February, 1979
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 4
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 143
Last page 147
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