Earthquakes, May-June, 1992

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)


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The months of May and June were very active in terms of earthquake occurrence. Six major earthquakes (7.0<M<8.0) occurred during this reporting period. These earthquakes included a magnitude 7.1 in Papua New Guinea on May 15, a magnitude 7.1 followed by a magnitude 7.5 in the Philippine Islands on May 17, a magnitude 7.0 in the Cuba region on May 25, and a magnitude 7.3 in the Santa Cruz Islands of the Pacific on May 27. In the United States, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in southern California on June 28 followed by a magnitude 6.7 quake about three hours later.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquakes, May-June, 1992
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 23
Issue 5
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 5 p.
First page 235
Last page 239
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