Historic Earthquakes

West of Eureka, California
1899 Apr 16 13:40 UTC
Magnitude 7.0

This long-duration earthquake caused some minor impairment to a flue at a lumber mill in Eureka. It was described as one of the most severe shocks ever experienced. Felt along the coast from Crescent City on the north to Albion (Mendocino County) on the south.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.