The beginnings of seismology in North America

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The study of earthquakes advanced somewhat more slowly in North America than it did in Europe and Japan. J.D. Whitney, professor of geology at Harvard University and former State Geologist of California, studied the Owens Valley, Calif., earthquake of 1872 and reported on it that same year.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The beginnings of seismology in North America
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 2
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
First page 47
Last page 49
Other Geospatial North America
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