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Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Inyo County, 46 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Wednesday, November 4, 1908 at 08:37 GMT

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Inyo County, 46 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Wednesday, November 4, 1908 at 08:37 GMT Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Inyo County, 46 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Wednesday, November 4, 1908 at 08:37 GMT

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 0 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 4, 1908 08:37:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.5
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36°N / 117°W (Inyo, California, United States)
Antipode36°S / 63°E
Shaking intensitySevere shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLava Mountains Volcanic Field (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities45 km (28 mi) NE of Searles Valley (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NE of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Fort Irwin (San Bernardino County) (pop: 8,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Pahrump (Nye County, Nevada) (pop: 36,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) N of Victorville (pop: 122,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) W of Las Vegas (Nevada) (pop: 623,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) N of Hesperia (pop: 93,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (110 mi) NE of Lancaster (pop: 161,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) NNE of Palmdale (pop: 158,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
490 km (305 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.50 kmCentral California (USA)USGS
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