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Earthquakes, November-December 1977

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

Two major earthquakes occurred in the last 2 months of the year. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck San Juan Province, Argentina, on November 23, causing fatalities and damage. The second major earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 in the Bonin Islands region, an unpopulated area. On December 19, Iran experienced a destructive earthquake, which killed over 500.

In the United States, the largest earthquake during this reporting period was a magntidue 6.6 in the Andreanof Islands, which are part of the Aleutian Islands chain, on November 4 that caused some minor damage. Northern California was struck by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake on November 22 causing moderate damage in the Willits area. This was the most damaging quake in the United States during the year. Two major earthquakes of magntidues 7.0 or above to 14 for the year. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, November-December 1977
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 10
Issue 3
Year Published 1978
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 97
Last page 99
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N