Historic Earthquakes

Parkfield, California
1901 March 03 07:45 UTC (local time March 02)
Magnitude 6.4

Chimneys were toppled at Bradley, Echo Valley, Parkfield, Slacks Canyon, Stone Canyon, and Warthan Canyon. At Parkfield, three houses were twisted out of shape and one was almost wrecked. Slight loss to property also was incurred at Adelaida, El Monte, Estrella, Monterey, Paso Robles, and San Miguel. Ground cracks as much as several meters in length and 15-30 cm in width and vertical displacement of about 30 cm were observed in Stone Canyon. Felt from San Francisco on the north to San Luis Obispo on the south and Porterville (Tulare County) on the east.