Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 8 mi south of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA, on Sunday, March 22, 1953 at 05:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.817°N / 119.983°W↗ (El Dorado, California, United States)
Antipode: 38.817°S / 60.017°E↗
Nearest volcano: Steamboat Springs (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) S of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Gardnerville Ranchos (Nevada) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Truckee (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Sparks (Nevada) (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Sun Valley (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) ENE of Cameron Park (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Spanish Springs (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of El Dorado Hills (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) ENE 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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