Earthquakes up worldwide in 1982
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 64, Issue 14, page 129, 5 April 1983
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1983), Earthquakes up worldwide in 1982, Eos Trans. AGU, 64(14), 129–129, doi:10.1029/EO064i014p00129-02.(
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Fifty-six ‘significant earthquakes’ were recorded in 1982, up from the 1981 tally of 51, according to a recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In addition, in the United States there were 33 more ‘felt’ earthquakes in 1982 than in 1981. The number of lives lost worldwide to earthquakes, however, dropped by one-third. A significant earthquake is defined as one that registers 6.5 or above on the Richter scale or one of smaller magnitude that causes casualties or considerable damage. Felt earthquakes are nonsignificant quakes that are reported as being felt by people. The data are compiled by the USGS from 3,000 seismograph stations around the world.