Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Mono County, 77 mi northeast of Fresno, California, USA, on Sunday, May 25, 1980 at 19:44 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Mono County, 77 mi northeast of Fresno, California, USA, on Sunday, May 25, 1980 at 19:44 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 25, 1980 19:44:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 11.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.55383°N / 118.807°W (Mono, California, United States)
Antipode: 37.554°S / 61.193°E
Nearest volcano: Long Valley (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of Aspen Springs (pop: 65) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Mammoth Lakes (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) NW of West Bishop (pop: 2,610) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) NE of Clovis (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NE of Sanger (Fresno County) (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNE of Reedley (Fresno County) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Fresno (pop: 520,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ENE of Madera (pop: 64,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNE of Visalia (pop: 130,100) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.112 kmCentral California (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3044 quakes)

  • 20 Nov 1980 08:10 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1980 10:59 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8.3 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1980 10:34 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7.2 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Nov 1980 02:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    3.2 km (2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1980 15:28 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1980 23:45 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1980 15:32 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    5.1 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1980 09:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1980 09:47 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1980 09:45 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    8.2 km (5.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 1980 05:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    12508 km (7772 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    12508 km (7772 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 10 Nov 1980 22:20 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6.6 km (4.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    12508 km (7772 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 09 Nov 1980 09:56 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    4.5 km (2.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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