Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 15 mi northeast of Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 3 March 1909 at 12:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.4°N / 120.9°W (Nevada, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Sutter Buttes (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Indiana Camp (pop: 185) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Lincoln (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Yuba City (pop: 66,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Rocklin (pop: 61,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Roseville (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Folsom (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Citrus Heights (pop: 87,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Chico (pop: 90,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) W of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NNE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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