Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 6.3 mi southeast of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA, on Thursday, December 17, 1942 at 15:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.87°N / 119.9°W↗ (El Dorado, California, United States)
Antipode: 38.87°S / 60.1°E↗
Nearest volcano: Steamboat Springs (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SE of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of Gardnerville Ranchos (Nevada) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSE of Truckee (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) S of Sparks (Nevada) (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) S of Sun Valley (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Spanish Springs (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Cameron Park (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NE of Stockton (pop: 305,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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