Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 13 mi north of Mountain View, Butte County, California, USA, on Thursday, 8 February 1940 at 08:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40°N / 121.6°W (Butte, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Maidu (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Butte Meadows (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) N of Magalia (Butte County) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Paradise (Butte County) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) NNE of Chico (pop: 90,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) N of Oroville (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SE of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) N of Yuba City (pop: 66,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) N of Linda (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) N of Roseville (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) N of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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