The 3.0-magnitude earthquake recorded at 9:49 a.m. PST and was located about three miles beneath surface at 36.270N 120.842W; or 14 miles northeast of San Lucas, 14 miles southwest of New Idria, 16 miles east-northeast of King City, 72 miles southwest of Livingston, and 94 miles southeast of San Jose City Hall.
Residents of King City who felt it described it as weak, according to the USGS.
The M7.9 April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the most recent great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault and it ruptured from approximately Cape Mendocino south to San Juan Bautista. The 1906 earthquake was the largest earthquake to strike Northern California in historic times, and is thought to have killed more than 3,000 Bay Area residents. The epicenter of that earthquake is now estimated to be offshore about 2 miles west of San Francisco. The fire following the 1906 earthquake burned 5 square miles of San Francisco and resulted in 225,000 homeless refugees of the earthquake.
The destructive Oct. 27, 1989 Loma Prieta quake was smaller in magnitude than the 1906, but is estimated to have killed 64.
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