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Very strong earthquake at a safe distance out of the coast shakes Southern California and Northern Mexico (December 15, 2012)
- Moderate earthquake in the San Fransisco Bay Area (March 5, 2012)
- Strong earthquake in the greater Eureka area (February 13, 2012)
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Northern California, USA (October 27, 2011)
- 2 shallow earthquakes strike near Berkeley, San Fransisco (October 20, 2011)
- Moderate earthquake near Riverside, California, USA (September 14, 2011)
- Moderate shallow quake in Central California (August 27, 2011)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 22 18:59 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 22 18:57 4.0 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 17:07 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ridgemark, California Mar 22 15:31 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 15:31 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ridgemark, California Mar 22 15:25 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 15:25 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central California Mar 22 14:23 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern California Mar 22 12:39 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 10:05 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 01:49 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 22 00:47 2.3 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern California Mar 21 23:03 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California Mar 21 19:13 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hollister, California Mar 21 19:13 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern California Mar 21 13:13 2.2 52 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hollister, California Mar 21 08:52 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hollister - No property damage. House creaking, felt jerky/snappy
  • Hollister - Woke me up from a dead sleep. No damage.
  • EMSC Central California Mar 21 08:52 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 21 06:56 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 21 00:49 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 20 16:41 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 20 13:56 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 20 07:52 2.2 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cottonwood, California Mar 20 07:20 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 20 07:20 2.7 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Long Valley Area, California Mar 20 06:17 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 20 05:59 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 20 02:13 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 19 22:43 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 19 16:54 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 19 13:04 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 19 13:04 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chester, California Mar 19 12:49 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 19 12:49 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 19 12:48 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 19 12:46 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 19 07:11 3.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 19 05:40 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 19 03:37 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 18 23:40 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC San Pablo Bay, California Mar 18 22:53 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bella Vista, California Mar 18 20:40 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 18 20:40 2.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 18 14:17 2.4 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 18 08:26 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 18 05:53 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 18 01:46 2.5 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Willow Creek, California Mar 18 01:46 2.5 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 22:43 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 22:08 2.1 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 22:03 2.3 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 21:59 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 21:56 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 21:54 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 17 20:00 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 17 15:14 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Soledad, California Mar 17 15:03 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 17 15:03 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 17 14:45 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 17 14:12 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 17 14:12 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 17 14:10 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS King City, California Mar 17 12:35 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 17 12:35 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 17 04:48 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 17 04:26 2.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 16 22:46 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 22:46 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 16 22:43 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 22:23 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Mar 16 22:23 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 18:47 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 16 16:53 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Interlaken, California Mar 16 16:15 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 16 16:15 3.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 16 16:09 3.1 17 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Shingletown, California Mar 16 16:09 3.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 16 15:52 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 15:52 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 16 15:50 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 15:50 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 16 14:57 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Mar 16 14:44 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 16 08:22 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 16 03:55 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 16 01:09 2.4 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Mar 15 22:44 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 15 22:44 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 15 11:09 3.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 15 08:43 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 14 23:41 4.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mammoth Lakes, California Mar 14 22:11 2.8 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Long Valley Area, California Mar 14 22:11 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 14 20:48 2.0 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 14 19:51 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 14 17:46 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 14 17:14 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 14 13:48 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 14 08:33 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ridgemark, California Mar 14 08:33 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 14 05:08 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 14 04:39 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Aromas, California Mar 14 02:00 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 14 02:00 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 13 23:48 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 13 21:47 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
  • Highland - Felt like quick jolt
  • EMSC Central California Mar 13 20:06 2.1 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Livermore, California Mar 13 19:25 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 13 19:25 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 18:38 2.5 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:56 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:46 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:17 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:15 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:13 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 17:04 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 13 14:39 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 13 14:39 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 13 10:59 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 13 08:55 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Mar 13 08:05 2.2 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 22:01 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 18:57 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 17:22 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 12 16:11 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 12 15:51 2.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 15:51 2.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 15:30 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Avenal, California Mar 12 15:16 2.5 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 15:16 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 12 13:05 2.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Long Valley Area, California Mar 12 11:09 2.2 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 07:22 2.0 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 12 00:25 2.1 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 11 19:09 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 11 09:22 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 11 09:18 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 11 00:45 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 10 14:14 2.0 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 10 13:26 3.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 10 08:14 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dana Point - All the windows and doors in the house were shaking back and forth.
  • EMSC Southern California Mar 10 07:43 2.5 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS King City, California Mar 10 00:43 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 10 00:43 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 10 00:20 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 09 22:31 2.2 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 09 14:55 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 09 14:23 2.1 23 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hydesville, California Mar 09 11:21 2.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 09 11:21 2.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 09 01:40 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 08 22:43 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 08 21:45 2.4 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 08 17:51 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gonzales, California Mar 08 17:20 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 08 17:20 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Juan Bautista, California Mar 08 16:19 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 08 16:19 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 08 08:20 2.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 08 03:22 2.2 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 08 01:46 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 08 00:41 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 07 20:29 2.0 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 07 20:28 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cloverdale, California Mar 07 12:59 3.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 07 12:59 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sacramento - It woke me up, it felt like it rumbled/vibrated a long time, maybe 1-2 minutes?
  • USGS Off The Coast Of Northern California Mar 07 08:48 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 06 22:55 2.1 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 06 21:37 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ferndale, California Mar 06 19:56 2.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 06 19:56 2.7 21 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ferndale, California Mar 06 19:19 4.0 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 06 19:19 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Mar 06 09:19 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 06 04:40 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 06 03:50 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Juan Bautista, California Mar 06 03:50 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 06 00:32 2.2 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 05 10:44 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 05 08:51 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 05 07:30 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 05 03:31 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Roseville - At about 5:52, I was awoken by son light shaking in Roseville, CA
  • USGS Covelo, California Mar 05 03:31 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Covelo, California Mar 05 03:29 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 05 03:29 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California Mar 04 22:45 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 04 22:18 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 04 18:40 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Mar 04 08:33 2.2 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 04 07:57 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Chester, California Mar 04 05:48 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 04 05:48 2.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS The Geysers, California Mar 04 05:44 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 04 05:44 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 04 02:09 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Mar 03 19:55 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 03 19:30 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 03 19:14 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California Mar 03 18:54 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Santa Monica Bay, California Mar 03 18:17 2.0 11 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    In depth articles on California earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com before 2011
    - Heavy Aftershock in Baja California and the USA – Mexico border region (September 14, 2010)

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Large earthquakes are very scary to experience! I experienced the Loma Prieta Earthquake back in 1989, 6.9 magnatude. I believe the best thing to do is to be prepared BEFORE an earthquake strikes. This means not only stocking up on the proper supplies, but knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake strikes!

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