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Earthquakes, July-August 1983

January 1, 1984

There were three major earthquakes (7.0-7.9) during this reporting period, but all were in sparsely populated areas. The first occurred on July 11 in the South Shetland Islands, the second in the Aegean Sea on August 6, and the third on August 17 in Kamchatka. Earthquake-related deaths from other quakes were reported from Costa Rica, Iran, Japan, Turkey, the Philippine Islands, and Sicily. 

In the United States, aftershocks continued in the Coalinga, California, area; the largest was a magnitude (M) 6.0 on July 21. A magntidue 6.3 earthquake occurred in southern Alaska on July 12. 

Publication Year 1984
Title Earthquakes, July-August 1983
Authors W. J. Person
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Index ID 70168854
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse