Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 mi southwest of Santa Cruz, California, USA, on Friday, October 22, 1926 at 13:35 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.725°N / 122.18°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Antipode: 36.725°S / 57.82°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Pacific Grove (Monterey County) (pop: 15,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Monterrey (Monterey County) (pop: 28,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz (pop: 64,200) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Seaside (Monterey County) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Live Oak (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) W of Marina (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Watsonville (pop: 53,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) W of Salinas (pop: 157,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of San Francisco (pop: 864,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||10 km||offshore Central California (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 15 Feb 1927 23:54 UTC| M 5.0 |0 km (0 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Oct 1926 22:51 UTC| M 5.5 |0 km (0 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details