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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 5.9 mi southeast of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA, on Monday, August 3, 1903 at 06:49 GMT

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 5.9 mi southeast of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA, on Monday, August 3, 1903 at 06:49 GMT Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 5.9 mi southeast of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA, on Monday, August 3, 1903 at 06:49 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 3, 1903 06:49:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.3°N / 121.8°W (Santa Clara, California, United States)
Antipode37.3°S / 58.2°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoClear Lake (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) ESE of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) E of Campbell (pop: 41,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Santa Clara (pop: 126,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) SE of Milpitas (pop: 77,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) E of Cupertino (pop: 60,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ESE of seonibeil (pop: 151,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) ESE of Mountain View (pop: 80,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) SE of San Francisco (pop: 864,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) S of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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5.80 kmSan Francisco Bay area, California (USA)USGS
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