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Earthquakes, April-May 1976

January 1, 1976

This was an active period, seismically speaking, with four major earthquakes and a number of strong earthquakes in many parts of the world. Northern Italy experienced one of its most destructive earthquakes in many years. Ecuador suffered fatalities and damage from a strong quake. Uzbek SSR was struck by two major earthquakes that probably caused loss of life and extensive damage. The China-Burma border region was struck by two major earthquakes that may have caused damage and loss of life.

There were no destructive earthquakes in teh united States. Several States experienced sharp earthquakes, but only minor damage was reported. 

Publication Year 1976
Title Earthquakes, April-May 1976
Authors W. J. Person
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Index ID 70169204
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse