Earthquake damage in the Azores and the U.S. response

report of a Study Mission to the Azores, Portugal, January 4-7, 1980, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives
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Statement[submitted by Margaret Heckler]
ContributionsHeckler, Margaret, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
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Earthquake damage in the Azores and the U.S. response: report of a Study Mission to the Azores, Portugal, January, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. Striking the Autonomous Region of Azores on 1 January, the Azores Island earthquake killed 61 people and injured overcausing severe damage on the islands of Terceira and São dam-projects.coming on the moment magnitude scale, it also shook the islands of Pico and Faial, and resulted from a strike slip fracture, typical of other historical Azorean affected: Portugal, Azores.

Earthquake damage in the Azores and the U.S. response: report of a StudyMission to the Azores, Portugal, January, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. Very shallow minor earthquake swarm below Sao Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal - February 12, (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any damage from this earthquake.

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The Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on Saturday, 1 November, the holiday of All Saints' Day, at around local time.

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[1] In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami (maremoto in Portuguese), the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas.

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The great Lisbon earthquake of November 1st, with an estimated moment magnitude of was the most destructive earthquake in European history. The associated tsunami run-up was reported to have reached ??m along the Portuguese and Moroccan coasts and the run-up was significant at the Azores and Madeira Island.

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