Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Sierra County, California, 12 mi west of Cold Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA, on Wednesday, 1 April 1959 at 18:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 0 km depth
Date & time: 1 Apr 1959 18:18:30 UTC
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.717°N / 120.2°W (Sierra County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Steamboat Springs (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NE of Loyalton (pop: 702) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WNW of Cold Springs (pop: 8,540) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Sun Valley (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) W of Spanish Springs (Washoe County, Nevada) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) N of Truckee (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Sparks (Nevada) (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Susanville (Lassen County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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