Magnitude 7.2 - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

2005 June 15 02:50:53 UTC

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Magnitude7.2
Date-Time
Location41.284°N, 125.983°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionOFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
160 km (100 miles) WSW of Crescent City, California
160 km (100 miles) WNW of Eureka, California
165 km (105 miles) WSW of Brookings, Oregon
485 km (305 miles) NW of SACRAMENTO, California
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=288, Nph=288, Dmin=175.7 km, Rmss=1.11 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusziae
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Felt (IV) at Crescent City, Ferndale, Kneeland, Loleta and Petrolia; (III) at Arcata, Bayside, Blue Lake, Carlotta, Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, Gasquet, Hoopa, Hydesville, Klamath, McKinleyville, Orick, Orleans, Redway, Rio Dell, Scotia, Smith River, Trinidad and Whitethorn. Also felt (III) at Brookings and Grants Pass, Oregon. Felt from southwestern Oregon south as far as the San Francisco Bay area. A tsunami was generated with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 26.0 cm. at Crescent City, 6.5 cm. at Arena Cove and 5.0 cm. at North Spit, California; 3.5 cm. at Tofino and 2.0 cm. at Bamfield, Vancouver Island, Canada.

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