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The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, 1976, a preliminary report

January 1, 1976

The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, 1976, with a surface-wave magnitude of 7.5, was generated by left-lateral slippage on the Motagua fault and was felt over an area of at least 100,000 km2. This earthquake claimed more than 22,700 lives and injured more than 76,000 people. The preliminary estimate of losses is about $1,100,000,000.

Publication Year 1976
Title The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, 1976, a preliminary report
DOI 10.3133/pp1002
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1002
Index ID pp1002
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse