Earthquakes, January-February 1974

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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During the first 2 months of 1974, earthquakes caused fatalities in Peru and Turkey. The largest earthquake during the period was a magnitude 7.2 shock in the New Hebrides Islands. A local tsunami was generated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in the Solomon Islands. The relative quiet that characterized world seismicity during the last year continued through the period. There have been no great earthquakes (magnitude 8.0 or larger) since January 10, 1971, when a magnitude 8.1 shock occurred in western New Guinea. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, January-February 1974
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 6
Issue 2
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
First page 18
Last page 19
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N