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Earthquakes; November-December, 1978

January 1, 1978

Seismically speaking, the last 2 months were the most active of the year. There were six major earthuakes having magnitudes (M) ranging from 7.0 to 7.9 throughout the world: the Solomon Islands, Mexico (the largest of the year, M=7.9), the Kuril Islands, Taiwan, the Philippine Islands, and western Iran. THe Iranian earthquake was hte most devastating and caused a considerable number of casualties and damage.

In the United States, a number of earthquakes were experienced, but only minor damage was reported.

Publication Year 1978
Title Earthquakes; November-December, 1978
Authors W. J. Person
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Index ID 70169180
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse