Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 38 mi southwest of Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Monday, October 8, 1951 at 04:10 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.238°N / 124.713°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Antipode: 40.238°S / 55.287°E↗
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SW of Ferndale (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Redway (pop: 1,230) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Uniontown (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) W of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) NW of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||15 km||offshore Northern California (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 14 Nov 1951 08:39 UTC| M 4.7 |0 km (0 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Nov 1951 11:24 UTC| M 4.8 |0 km (0 mi) depth|53 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details