Was there an earthquake in California in 2015?

Was there an earthquake in California in 2015?

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was reported off Northern California early Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred about 4:16 a.m. As 2015 is young, the temblor has the distinction of being the largest earthquake reported in the U.S. so far this year, according to the USGS.

What fault was the Carson quake on?

Newport-Inglewood fault zone
Its epicenter was in Carson, near Long Beach, and the quake was caused by strike-slip motion (side-by-side sliding) on a fault near the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, USGS reported. There was no significant damage.

How many earthquakes occurred in 2015?

19 earthquakes
In 2015, there were 19 earthquakes worldwide with a magnitude of 7.0 or higher. Since about 1900, the average has been about 18 earthquakes per year. Earthquakes caused 9,612 deaths worldwide in 2015, a significant increase compared to 664 deaths in 2014.

How big was the earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea?

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea 53 km (33 mi) southeast of Kokopo on March 29 at a depth of 41.0 km (25.5 mi). A “small” tsunami was reported in Rabaul harbor and a 3 cm (1.2 in) tsunami in the Solomon Islands.

How many people died in the earthquake in New Taipei?

One person was killed in a house fire caused by the earthquake in the Hsinchuang District of New Taipei. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Japan 72 km (45 mi) southwest of Yonakuni in the Yaeyama Islands on April 20 at a depth of 29.0 km (18.0 mi). This was an aftershock of the 6.4 magnitude quake.

What was the size of the earthquake in Solomon Islands?

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of the Solomon Islands 187 km (116 mi) west of Lata on February 18 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi). A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu 85 km (53 mi) east southeast of Lakatoro on February 19 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).

What is the depth of the earthquake in Panama?

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck offshore of Panama 236 km (147 mi) south of Punta de Burica on January 7 at a depth of 8.0 km (5.0 mi). A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck China 14 km (8.7 mi) north northwest of Shaping village in Sichuan on January 14 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).