The 1979 Imperial Valley. California, earthquake
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||The 1979 Imperial Valley. California, earthquake|
|Series title||Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|