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World earthquake activity increases

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Abstract

The number of significant earthquakes in the world increased in 1980, and the earthquake death toll was up sharply, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS scientists said there were 71 significant earthquakes recorded in the world last year, compared to 56 the previous year and 62 in 1978. Eleven of the 1980 earthquakes occurred in the United States, compared to five the previous year and four in 1978.

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