Earthquakes, April-May 1976

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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This was an active period, seismically speaking, with four major earthquakes and a number of strong earthquakes in many parts of the world. Northern Italy experienced one of its most destructive earthquakes in many years. Ecuador suffered fatalities and damage from a strong quake. Uzbek SSR was struck by two major earthquakes that probably caused loss of life and extensive damage. The China-Burma border region was struck by two major earthquakes that may have caused damage and loss of life.

There were no destructive earthquakes in teh united States. Several States experienced sharp earthquakes, but only minor damage was reported. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, April-May 1976
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 8
Issue 5
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 28
Last page 30
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N