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8 Quakes Hit California in Past 24 Hours, including 5 After Shocks

quakeThe record of earthquakes which preceded and followed the Napa Valley earthquake, according to the US Geological survey, show that nearly 19 earthquakes hit the region in a span of 24 hours and eight of them in California alone.

The American Canyon in California witnessed a 2.8 magnitude earthquake before the major one at 6 magnitude hit the region. It was followed by five aftershocks measuring 2.5 to 3.6 in a span of few hours after the major quake.

The list below from USGS shows the magnitude followed by the epicenter and region and the timing, besides the area of impact:

2.6M, 7km NW of American Canyon, California – 2014-08-24 20:40:48 UTC+05:308.9 km
2.8M, 7km WNW of American Canyon, California – 2014-08-24 20:24:23 UTC+05:309.9 km
2.5M, 8km SW of Napa, California – 2014-08-24 19:52:19 UTC+05:308.9 km
3.6M, 8km SW of Napa, California – 2014-08-24 18:17:12 UTC+05:308.3 km
2.5M, 8km SSW of Napa, California – 2014-08-24 17:31:20 UTC+05:3010.0 km
4.7M, 132km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea – 2014-08-24 16:45:50 UTC+05:30198.9 km
2.6M, 80km N of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska – 2014-08-24 16:19:48 UTC+05:3010.0 km
6.0M, 6km NW of American Canyon, California – 2014-08-24 15:50:44 UTC+05:3010.7 km
3.1M, 61km ESE of Kodiak, Alaska – 2014-08-24 09:25:54 UTC+05:3037.3 km
4.5M, 44km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile – 2014-08-24 08:48:41 UTC+05:3016.2 km
2.7M, 45km S of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska – 2014-08-24 06:53:07 UTC+05:30100.0 km
3.0M, 74km WNW of Sand Point, Alaska – 2014-08-24 05:35:58 UTC+05:30169.5 km
2.8M, 47km NNW of Bear Creek, Alaska – 2014-08-24 02:38:24 UTC+05:3035.3 km
2.8M, 9km SSW of Ridgemark, California – 2014-08-24 01:54:00 UTC+05:306.1 km
2.9M, 65km SSW of Salcha, Alaska – 2014-08-24 01:15:10 UTC+05:301.0 km
2.9M, 63km ENE of Talkeetna, Alaska – 2014-08-23 23:18:55 UTC+05:3061.0 km
3.0M, 7km E of Big Bear City, California – 2014-08-23 23:12:22 UTC+05:306.5 km
2.6M, 32km W of Anchor Point, Alaska – 2014-08-23 23:07:26 UTC+05:3079.5 km
2.6M, 67km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon – 2014-08-23 22:04:55 UTC+05:300.0 km

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