Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 1.4 mi east of Rio Dell, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Saturday, 17 November 1934 at 17:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.5°N / 124.08°W (Humboldt, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Black Butte (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) E of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) S of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Redway (pop: 1,230) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SW of Willow Creek (pop: 1,710) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) NW 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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|5.0||km||Northern California (USA)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Dec 1934 17:00 UTC| M 4.8 |0 km (0 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details