How long did the 2003 San Simeon earthquake last?

The 2003 San Simeon earthquake struck at 11:15 PST (19:15 UTC) on December 22 on the Central Coast of California, about 7 miles (11 km) northeast of San Simeon…

How many earthquakes were there in 2003?

List of earthquakes in 2003

Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 15
6.0−6.9 140
5.0−5.9 1203

How many earthquakes does California have daily?

Although most of California’s quakes are small in magnitude and cause little or no damage, California experiences more than 100 per day!

How big was the San Simeon earthquake in 2003?

magnitude 6.5
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the central California coast on December 22, 2003 at 11:15:56 am (PST). The event was located 11 km NE of San Simeon, and 39 km WNW of Paso Robles, where the brunt of the damage and casualties occurred.

How many people died in the 2003 earthquake?

31,000 people
Deadliest earthquake in 2003. About 31,000 people killed, 30,000 injured, 75,600 homeless and 85 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed in the Bam area. Maximum intensities IX at Bam and VIII at Baravat.

What plates caused the 2003 Bam earthquake?

This earthquake occurred as a result of stresses generated by movement of one tectonic plate, the Arabian plate, moving northward against another, the Eurasian plate, at approximately 3 centimetres (1 in) per year.

When did the first earthquake happen in California?

California’s Earthquake History Although earlier earthquakes have been documented —such as significant movement on the southern San Andreas fault all the way back to the 1600s—the earliest reported earthquake in California was on July 28, 1769, noted by members of a Spanish expedition to chart a land route from San Diego to Monterey.

What was the magnitude of the 2003 Bam earthquake?

22,628–30,000 injured. 45,000–75,600 displaced. The 2003 Bam earthquake struck the Kerman province of southeastern Iran at 01:56 UTC (5:26 AM Iran Standard Time) on December 26. The shock had a moment magnitude of 6.6 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).

What was the law after the 2003 San Simeon earthquake?

Following the event, California enacted A.B. 2533, amending the California Business and Professions Code § 8875.8, requiring that certain unreinforced masonry buildings that have not been seismically retrofitted have posted notice of the potential earthquake hazard. The law was called Jenna’s Bill, after Jennifer Myrick, who died in the quake.

What was the largest earthquake in the San Andreas Fault?

The San Andreas Fault is 800 miles long and only about 10-12 miles deep, so that earthquakes larger than magnitude 8.3 are extremely unlikely. The largest earthquake ever recorded by seismic instruments anywhere on the earth was a magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960.