Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 33 mi west of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Monday, 6 June 1960 at 01:17 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 6 Jun 1960 01:17:53 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.729°N / 124.792°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Central Segment (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) W of Indianola (pop: 823) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) W of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Westhaven-Moonstone (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NW of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> 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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