The 1979 Imperial Valley. California, earthquake

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Edited by: Henry Spall


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On October 15, 1979, the largest earthquake in California in the last quarter century occurred on the imperial fault near the international boundary between the United States and Mexico.  The earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and was felt from Las Vegas, Nevada, to northern Mexico.  Surface movement on four fault zones accompanied the earthquake and caused approximately $30 million in damage.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The 1979 Imperial Valley. California, earthquake
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 14
Issue 5
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 7 p.
First page 173
Last page 179
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