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Biggest Quakes By Magnitude In California

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NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  A passerby stops to take a picture of damage to the Napa post office following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.  A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NAPA, CA – AUGUST 24: A passerby stops to take a picture of damage to the Napa post office following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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California, where a quake and fire devastated the city of San Francisco in 1906, once again showed it is earthquake country.

A list of the biggest quakes in recent California history, measured by magnitude:

7.3, Landers, June 28, 1992, three deaths

7.2, Cape Mendocino, April 25, 1992

7.2 (estimate), Southeast of Mexicali, Mexico, April 4, 2010

7.2, Off coast of Northern California, June 14, 2005

7.1, Hector Mine, Oct. 16, 1999

7.0, Honeydew, Aug. 17, 1991

7.0, Cape Mendocino, Sept. 1, 1994

6.9, Loma Prieta, Oct. 18, 1989, 63 deaths

6.7, Northridge, Jan. 17, 1994, 60 deaths

6.6, San Simeon, Dec. 22, 2003, 2 deaths

6.6, Off coast of Northern California, June 16, 2005

6.5, Off coast near Eureka, Jan. 9, 2010

6.2, Joshua Tree, April 23, 1992

6.0, Napa, Aug. 24, 2014

6.0, Central California, Sept. 28, 2004

5.9, Humboldt County, Feb. 4, 2010

5.6, Sierra Madre, June 28, 1991, two deaths

5.6, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct. 30, 2007

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Source: U.S. Geological Survey

 

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