Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Saturday, 6 December 1980 at 16:59 (GMT)

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - Offshore Northern California (USA) on Saturday, 6 December 1980 at 16:59 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 12 km depth

Date & time: 6 Dec 1980 04:59:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 11.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.082°N / 124.88117°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Central Segment (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) WNW of McKinleyville (Humboldt County) (pop: 15,200)
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Eureka (Humboldt County) (pop: 27,000)
81 km (51 mi) NW of Fortuna (Humboldt County) (pop: 12,000)
94 km (58 mi) NW of Scotia (Humboldt County) (pop: 850)
94 km (58 mi) SW of Crescent City (Del Norte County) (pop: 6,770)
217 km (135 mi) WNW of Redding (pop: 91,600)
401 km (249 mi) NW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700)
424 km (264 mi) NNW of San Francisco (pop: 864,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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M 3.812 kmoffshore Northern California (USA)USGS
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