Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 29 mi south of Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 26 June 1968 at 10:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.2°N / 124.3°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NW of Shelter Cove (pop: 693) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Rio Dell (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Redway (pop: 1,230) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Bayside (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Arcata (Humboldt County) (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) NW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NNW of San Francisco (pop: 864,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||10 km||offshore Northern California (USA)||USGS|
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