Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 13 mi north of Nice, Lake County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 02:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 13 mi north of Nice, Lake County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 02:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

10 Aug 03:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Aug 10 03:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 10 Aug 2016 02:57:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.31°N / 122.79°W (Lake, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Upper Lake (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of Lucerne (pop: 3,070) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NNE of Tuckertown (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) E of Redwood Valley (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Ukiah (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Clearlake (Lake County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Willits (pop: 4,860) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Cloverdale (Sonoma County) (pop: 8,810) --> See nearby quakes!
3906 km (2427 mi) WNW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3906 km (2427 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.118 km NORTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
M 5.115 km- 19km NNE of Upper Lake, CaliforniaUSGS
M 5.010 kmNorthern CaliforniaGFZ

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User reports for this quake (26)

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stonyford / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Front of house shook
Independence, Oregon (617.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
vallejo, ca / not felt : Dogs barking uncontrollably at nothing I thought. Had to bring in to quiet them.
Kelseyville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
145.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
VACAVILLE / not felt
40.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sunnyvale / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lucerne / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong bang and house bent back and forth. 1st time in this area in the 10 years I've been here. Right next to a Volcano too!! :-o
Willits / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lucerne ca (24.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kelseyville / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt house sway. Heard a little rumble
Cloverdale on Geysers Rd. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sitting in recliner. My 5th wheel trailer shook hard for 10 seconds.
Redwood Valley / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Clearlake (38.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Huge boom heard at beginning, floor rocking back and forth for maybe a minute
Kelseyville / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
37.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shake the house for 30 seconds (reported through our app)
Willows (United States, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Moving side to side (reported through EMSC)
Ukiah (United States, 40 km SW of epicenter) : It was a quick rolling jolt (reported through EMSC)
Ukiah (United States, 40 km SW of epicenter) : Shook my sofa, fiancé sitting on ground did not feel other than the furniture he was leaning on shift about. (reported through EMSC)
Santa Rosa (United States, 97 km S of epicenter) : Just a small sharp jolt (reported through EMSC)
Sea Ranch (United States, 88 km SW of epicenter) : Lampshade shook (reported through EMSC)
(United States, 62 km NW of epicenter) : We are camping at lake Mendocino. Eating dinner at picnic table when we felt it move including doggies water bowl. (reported through EMSC)
Willows (United States, 55 km NE of epicenter) : Nice little rolling shake (reported through EMSC)
Kelseyville (United States, 36 km S of epicenter) : Rolling more than jolt (reported through EMSC)
Nice (United States, 21 km S of epicenter) : Lasted at least 10 to 15 seconds nothing fell down but holy heck it was scarry (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 13 mi north of Nice, Lake County, California, USA, 10 August 2016 02:57 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 08 Oct 2016 14:09 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Sep 2016 17:23 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Sep 2016 02:08 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2016 04:45 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Sep 2016 20:01 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Sep 2016 15:29 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2016 20:01 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    9.5 km (5.9 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Sep 2016 18:40 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Sep 2016 18:11 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2016 21:24 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Aug 2016 02:52 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Aug 2016 00:57 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Aug 2016 23:36 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Aug 2016 08:21 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Aug 2016 00:00 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2016 16:22 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 13 mi north of Nice, Lake County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 02:57 (GMT)
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