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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Lady Island, 2.1 mi southwest of Orchards, Clark County, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, November 6, 1962 at 03:36 GMT

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Lady Island, 2.1 mi southwest of Orchards, Clark County, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, November 6, 1962 at 03:36 GMT Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Lady Island, 2.1 mi southwest of Orchards, Clark County, Washington, USA, on Tuesday, November 6, 1962 at 03:36 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 16 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 6, 1962 03:36:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.642°N / 122.588°W (Clark County, Washington, United States)
Antipode45.642°S / 57.412°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoBoring Lava (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SSE of Walnut Grove (pop: 9,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
3 km (2 mi) SW of Orchards (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) S of Five Corners (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) E of Vancouver (pop: 172,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
7 km (4 mi) ESE of Hazel Dell (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (6 mi) SSE of Salmon Creek (pop: 19,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Portland (Oregon) (pop: 632,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) NW of Eugene (Oregon) (pop: 110,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) S of Olympia (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) S of Tacoma (pop: 207,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.216 kmPortland urban area, Washington (USA)USGS
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