California's historic earthquakes

08/24/2014 6:26 AM

08/25/2014 10:05 AM

Here is a list of the selected earthquakes of general historic interest, as compiled by USGS. All dates are UTC, not local time.

1812 12 08 - Southwest of San Bernardino County, California - M 6.9 Fatalities 40

1812 12 21 - West of Ventura, California - M 7.1 Fatalities 1

1836 06 10 - South San Francisco Bay region, California - M 6.5

1838 06 - San Francisco area, California - M 6.8

1857 01 09 - Fort Tejon, California - M 7.9 Fatalities 1

1865 10 08 - Santa Cruz Mountains, California - M 6.5

1868 10 21 - Hayward, California - M 6.8 Fatalities 30

1872 03 26 - Owens Valley, California - M 7.4 Fatalities 27

1873 11 23 - California - Oregon Coast - M 7.3

1890 02 24 - Corralitos, California - M 6.3

1892 02 24 - Imperial Valley, California - M 7.8

1892 04 19 - Vacaville, California - M 6.4 Fatalities 1

1892 04 21 - Winters, California - M 6.4

1897 06 20 - Calaveras fault, California - M 6.3

1898 03 31 - Mare Island, California - M 6.3

1898 04 15 - Mendocino County, California - M 6.8

1899 04 16 - Eureka, California - M 7.0

1899 12 25 - San Jacinto, California - M 6.7 Fatalities 6

1901 03 03 - Parkfield, California - M 6.4

1906 04 18 - San Francisco, California - M 7.8 Fatalities 3000

1911 07 01 - Calaveras fault, California - M 6.5

1915 06 23 - Imperial Valley, California - M 6.3 Fatalities 6

1918 04 21 - San Jacinto, California - M 6.8 Fatalities 1

1922 01 31 - Eureka, California - M 7.3

1922 03 10 - Parkfield, California - M 6.1

1923 01 22 - Humbolt County, California - M 7.2

1925 06 29 - Santa Barbara, California - M 6.8 Fatalities 13

1926 06 29 - Santa Barbara, California - M 5.5 Fatalities 1

1926 10 22 - Monterey Bay, California - M 6.1

1927 11 04 - Lompoc, California - M 7.1

1932 06 06 - Eureka, California - M 6.4 Fatalities 1

1933 03 11 - Long Beach, California - M 6.4 Fatalities 115

1934 06 08 - Parkfield, California - M 6.1

1940 05 19 - Imperial Valley, California - M 7.1 Fatalities 9

1952 07 21 - Kern County, California - M 7.3 Fatalities 12

1952 08 22 - Kern County, California - M 5.8 Fatalities 2

1954 12 21 - Eureka, California - M 6.5 Fatalities 1

1955 10 24 - Concord, California - M 5.4 Fatalities 1

1957 03 22 - Daly City, California - M 5.3 Fatalities 1

1966 06 28 - Parkfield, California - M 6.1

1966 09 12 - Truckee, California - M 5.9

1969 10 02 - Santa Rosa, California - M 5.7 Fatalities 1

1971 02 09 - San Fernando, California - M 6.6 Fatalities 65

1975 08 01 - Oroville, California - M 5.8

1979 08 06 - Coyote Lake, California - M 5.7

1979 10 15 - Imperial Valley, Mexico - California Border - M 6.4

1980 01 24 - Livermore Valley, California - M 5.8

1980 01 27 - Livermore, California - M 5.8

1980 05 25 - Mammoth Lakes, California - M 6.2

1980 05 27 - Mammoth Lakes, California - M 6.0

1980 11 08 - Humboldt County, California - M 7.2

1983 05 02 - Coalinga, California - M 6.4

1984 04 24 - Morgan Hill, California - M 6.2

1984 11 23 - Round Valley, California - M 5.8

1986 07 08 - North Palm Springs, California - M 6.1

1986 07 21 - Chalfant Valley, California - M 6.2

1987 10 01 - Whittier Narrows, California - M 5.9 Fatalities 8

1987 10 04 - Whittier Narrows, California - M 5.6 Fatalities 1

1987 11 24 - Superstition Hills, California - M 6.5 Fatalities 2

1987 11 24 - Superstition Hills, California - M 6.7

1989 08 08 - Santa Cruz County, California - M 5.4 Fatalities 1

1989 10 18 - Loma Prieta, California - M 6.9 Fatalities 63

1991 06 28 - Sierra Madre, California - M 5.6 Fatalities 2

1991 08 17 - Honeydew, California - M 7.0

1992 04 23 - Joshua Tree - M 6.2

1992 04 25 - Cape Mendocino, California - M 7.2

1992 06 28 - Landers, California - M 7.3 Fatalities 3

1992 06 28 - Big Bear, California - M 6.5

1994 01 17 - Northridge, California - M 6.7 Fatalities 60

1994 09 01 - Cape Mendocino, California - M 7.0

1999 10 16 - Hector Mine, California - M 7.1

2000 09 03 - Napa, California - M 5.0

2002 03 16 - near Channel Islands Beach, California - M 4.6

2002 05 14 - Gilroy, California - M 4.9

2002 06 17 - Bayview, California - M 5.3

2002 09 03 - Yorba Linda, California - M 4.8

2002 11 24 - Swarm near San Ramon, California - M 3.9

2002 12 24 - Pacifica, California - M 3.6

2003 01 25 - Keene, California - M 4.7

2003 02 02 - Dublin, CA, Swarm - M 4.1

2003 02 22 - Big Bear City, California - M 5.2

2003 03 11 - Twentynine Palms Base, California - M 4.6

2003 05 24 - Brawley, California - M 4.0

2003 05 25 - Santa Rosa, California - M 4.2

2003 05 26 - Seven Trees, California - M 3.8

2003 05 26 - Muir Beach, California - M 3.4

2003 08 15 - Humboldt Hill, California - M 5.3

2003 08 27 - Val Verde, California - M 3.9

2003 09 05 - near Piedmont, California - M 4.0

2003 09 13 - near Simi Valley, California - M 3.4

2003 10 07 - near Imperial Beach, California - M 3.6

2003 10 19 - near Orinda, California - M 3.5

2003 12 22 - San Simeon, California - M 6.6 Fatalities 2

2004 05 30 - Pine Mountain Club, California - M 3.0

2004 09 28 - Central California - M 6.0

2005 05 06 - Central California - M 4.1

2005 06 12 - Southern California - M 5.2

2005 06 15 - Off the Coast of Northern California - M 7.2

2005 06 16 - Greater Los Angeles Area, California - M 4.9

2005 06 17 - Off the Coast of Northern California - M 6.6

2005 09 22 - Central California - M 4.7

2006 10 20 - Northern California - M 4.5

2007 05 09 - Offshore Northern California - M 5.2

2007 07 02 - Central California - M 4.3

2007 07 20 - San Francisco Bay area, California - M 4.2

2007 08 09 - Greater Los Angeles area, California - M 4.4

2007 10 31 - San Francisco Bay Area, California - M 5.6

2008 04 30 - Northern California - M 5.4

2008 07 29 - Greater Los Angeles area, California - M 5.5

2009 01 09 - Greater Los Angeles Area, California - M 4.5

2009 03 08 - San Francisco Bay area, California - M 3.5

2009 03 30 - Northern California - M 4.3

2009 04 30 - Northern California - M 3.5

2009 05 18 - Greater Los Angeles Area, California - M 4.7

2009 06 08 - San Francisco Bay Area, California - M 3.5

2010 01 10 - Offshore Northern California - M 6.5

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