How many people died in the 1906 earthquake in the USA and how big was the earthquake and where was its epicenter?
#41282. Asked by supermary345. (Nov 19 03 2:03 AM)
The quke claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people.
The "traditional" magnitude of 8.3 for this earthquake was based on work by Richter . More recent research indicates that estimates in the range from 7.7 to 7.9 are more reliable.
The epicenter has been located at 37.7 (N) latitude, -122.5 (W) longitude. http://www.seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo/hayward/seismicity.hist_1906.html
Nov 19 03, 3:00 AM
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