Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Glenn County, 16 mi southwest of Chico, Butte County, California, USA, on Monday, April 29, 1968 at 00:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 23 km depth
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.54°N / 122.023°W (Glenn, California, United States)
Antipode: 39.54°S / 57.977°E
Nearest volcano: Sutter Buttes (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) E of Willows (Glenn County) (pop: 6,070) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SW of Chico (pop: 90,300) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Oroville (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Paradise (Butte County) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NW of Yuba City (pop: 66,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Linda (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NW of Lincoln (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Woodland (pop: 58,600) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NW of Roseville (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NNW 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) | about seismic energy
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|5.0||23 km||Northern California (USA)||USGS|
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