Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 9.8 mi north of Frazier Park, Kern County, California, USA, on Monday, July 21, 1952 at 11:52 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 9.8 mi north of Frazier Park, Kern County, California, USA, on Monday, July 21, 1952 at 11:52 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: Jul 21, 1952 11:52:15 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.95817°N / 118.998°W (Kern, California, United States)
Antipode: 34.958°S / 61.002°E
Nearest volcano: Lava Mountains Volcanic Field (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SSW of Mettler (pop: 136) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Arvin (pop: 20,900) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Lamont (Kern County) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) S of Bakersfield (pop: 373,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNW of Valencia (pop: 148,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Santa Clarita (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Simi Valley (pop: 126,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Ventura (pop: 96,800) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) SSE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.56 km6km WNW of Grapevine, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (432 quakes)

  • 18 Jul 1954 13:58 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1954 22:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15.1 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 1954 19:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 1954 14:23 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 1954 04:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jun 1954 10:57 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1954 10:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    1.6 km (1 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1954 23:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    14.5 km (9 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1954 00:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1954 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1954 20:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1954 04:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 1954 03:01 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10.9 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 May 1954 04:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6.6 km (4.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 1954 22:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 1954 00:36 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    2.4 km (1.5 mi) depth
    |
    231 km (143 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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