Magnitude four.7 earthquake strikes close to Gonzales, California

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Updated 12:09 pm, Monday, November 13, 2017

  • The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Gonzales, California on Monday. Photo: USGS

  • The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Gonzales, California on Monday. Photo: USGS

  • The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Gonzales, California on Monday. Photo: USGS

  • The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Gonzales, California on Monday. Photo: USGS

  • LARGE CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES:San Francisco: April 18, 1906Magnitude-7.9, 3,000 killed, $524 million in property damageHigh temperature 62 degrees, low 51 degreesClose-up view of refugees as they flee along Grove Street from the so-called 'Ham & Eggs' fire, San Francisco, California, April 18, 1906. This fire started in a house on the south side of Hayes Street when, around 9am, a woman attempted to make breakfast on her stove, the chimney for which had been damaged in the mbadive earthquake. This fire burned more territory than any other single fire, and as all fire departments were engaged elsewhere, the fire spread out of control reaching Gough and Grove Streets, eventually causing the destruction of the Mission District as well as the Hayes Valley section, including the Mechanics' Pavilion and the City Hall.  Photo: PhotoQuest/Getty Images

  • Fort Tejon: Jan. 9, 1857Magnitude-7.9, 2 killed, 220-mile surface scarWeather unknownThis aerial photo provided by United States Geological Survey, shows a view looking southeast along the surface trace of the San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain area of California. Elkhorn Road meets the fault near the top of the photo. The magnitute-7.9 Fort Tejon earthquake in 1857 caused a horizontal shift of about 30 feet near this stretch of the fault. The Fort Tejon earthquake is the California earthquake hardly anyone has heard of — strong enough to rip 225 miles of the San Andreas Fault and make rivers run backward, but leaving nothing like the cultural scar inflicted by the San Francisco Quake of 1906.  Photo: Scott Haefner, AP

  • Owens Valley: March 26, 1872Magnitude-7.8, 27 killed, three aftershocks of 6.25-plusWeather unknown Photo: David Toussaint/Getty Images

  • Kern County: July 21, 1952Magnitude-7.5, 12 killed, three aftershocks of m-6-plusHigh 99 degrees, low 67 degreesSeveral buildings on this street in Tehachapi, Calif., were damaged or destroyed after a predawn earthquake on July 21, 1952. The earthquake killed 11 people, nine of them children, injured dozens more and damaged or destroyed 75 buildings. The earth bucked for 45 seconds, an eternity for the 1,700 people of Tehachapi and the rest of the Antelope Valley. At the time, it was the deadliest temblor to rip through Southern California in a century.  Photo: AP

  • West of Eureka: Jan. 31, 1922Magnitude-7.3, 37 miles offshoreHigh 44 degrees, low 35 degrees, .06 inches rainThe quake occurred along the Mendocino fault and was felt from Eugene, Ore., to S.F. Photo: Ron Koeberer/Getty Images/Aurora Creative

  • Southwest of Lompoc: Nov. 4, 1927Magnitude-7.3, no major injuries, slight damageHigh 44 degrees, low 35 degrees, .04 inches rainThe quake's epicenter was about 10 miles offshore from the town of Lompoc, known for its Mission La Purisima (pictured) Photo: Richard Wong

  • Landers: June 28, 1992Magnitude-7.3, one killed, 400 injured, 6.5 aftershockHigh 96 degrees, low 60 degreesThe ruptured ground of this dry lake bed in the Mojave desert near Barstow marks the track of the 1992 Landers earthquake that stressed the ground so strongly it triggered another quake seven years later and 12 miles away at Hector Mine. Photo by Helen Qian, special to the Chronicle

  • Mendocino: Jan. 22, 1923Magnitude-7.2, damaged homes in several townsHigh 52 degrees, low 40 degrees Photo: Erin Kunkel

  • West of Eureka: Nov. 8, 1980Magnitude-7.2, injured six, $1.75 million in damageHigh 63 degrees, low 51 degreesPhoto: USGS shake map for 1980 earthquake west of Eureka  Photo: USGS

  • Cape Mendocino: April 25, 1992Magnitude-7.2, M-6.5 and M-6.6 aftershocksHigh 64 degrees, low 48 degreesPhoto: USGS shake map for Cape Mendocino quake of 1992 Photo: USGS

  • Ludlow (Hector Mine Quake): Oct. 16, 1999Magnitude-7.1, remote so minimal damageHigh 90 degrees, low 54 degreesUnited States Geological Survey Geologists examine a section of the 25-mile Lavic Lake Fault exposed by Saturday's 7.1-magnitude Hector Mine earthquake near Ludlow, Calif., on the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Monday, Oct. 18, 1999. (AP Photo / The Press-Enterprise, Mark Zaleski)

  • El Centro: May 18, 1940Magnitude-7.1, nine killed, $6 million in damageHigh 94 degrees, low 62 degreesPhoto: The collapse of the 100,000 gallon city water tank at Imperial. Photo: U.S.C.G.S

  • Loma Prieta: Oct. 17, 1989Magnitude-6.9High 83 degrees, low 53 degreesPhoto: John and Freda Tranbarger stand by a huge crack that opened up in their front yard after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. They live near the epicenter in the Santa Cruz mountains. Loma Prieta Earthquake. Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice, The Chronicle

  • Northridge: Jan. 17, 1994Magnitude-6.7, 57 killed, $13–$44 billion damageHigh 82 degrees, low 48 degreesPhoto: The Northridge Meadows Apartments is shown in this Feb. 16, 1994,  file photo after a  6.7-magnitude earthquake centered in the Northridge section of Los Angeles struck Jan. 17, 1994. Of the dozens of people killed by the quake throughout Los Angeles, the most deaths in any one place, 16, came at the complex near the quake's epicenter. What remained of the apartments were razed and replaced with a new residential complex. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Ray Hudson watches a friend's home burn in Sylmar (Los Angeles County) following the Northridge earthquake 10 years ago. Photo: Nick Ut, AP

  • Napa: Aug. 24, 2014Magnitude-6.0, $362 million-$1 billion, 1 killedHigh 83 degrees, low 56 degreesDestroyed and smoldering houses in a mobile home park that caught fire after a  6.0 magnitude earthquake caused substantial damage around 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Centered about six miles south of Napa, the quake  Photo: JIM WILSON, New York Times

The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.

The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.


The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.

The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.


The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.

The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.


The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.

The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.


LARGE CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES:

San Francisco: April 18, 1906

Magnitude-7.9, three,000 killed, $524 million in property injury

High temperature 62 levels, low 51 levels

Close-up view of refugees as they flee alongside Grove Street from the so-called ‘Ham & Eggs’ hearth, San Francisco, California, April 18, 1906. This hearth began in a home on the south facet of Hayes Street when, round 9am, a girl tried to make breakfast on her range, the chimney for which had been broken within the huge earthquake. This hearth burned extra territory than some other single hearth, and as all hearth departments have been engaged elsewhere, the fireplace unfold uncontrolled reaching Gough and Grove Streets, finally inflicting the destruction of the Mission District in addition to the Hayes Valley part, together with the Mechanics’ Pavilion and the City Hall.

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LARGE CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES:

San Francisco: April 18, 1906

Magnitude-7.9, three,000 killed, $524 million in property injury

High temperature 62 levels, low 51 levels

Close-up view of refugees as they flee alongside

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Fort Tejon: Jan. 9, 1857

Magnitude-7.9, 2 killed, 220-mile floor scar

Weather unknown

This aerial photograph supplied by United States Geological Survey, exhibits a view trying southeast alongside the floor hint of the San Andreas fault within the Carrizo Plain space of California. Elkhorn Road meets the fault close to the highest of the photograph. The magnitute-7.9 Fort Tejon earthquake in 1857 triggered a horizontal shift of about 30 toes close to this stretch of the fault. The Fort Tejon earthquake is the California earthquake hardly anybody has heard of — sturdy sufficient to tear 225 miles of the San Andreas Fault and make rivers run backward, however leaving nothing just like the cultural scar inflicted by the San Francisco Quake of 1906. 

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Fort Tejon: Jan. 9, 1857

Magnitude-7.9, 2 killed, 220-mile floor scar

Weather unknown

This aerial photograph supplied by United States Geological Survey, exhibits a view trying southeast alongside the floor hint of the

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Owens Valley: March 26, 1872

Magnitude-7.eight, 27 killed, three aftershocks of 6.25-plus

Weather unknown

Owens Valley: March 26, 1872

Magnitude-7.eight, 27 killed, three aftershocks of 6.25-plus

Weather unknown


Kern County: July 21, 1952

Magnitude-7.5, 12 killed, three aftershocks of m-6-plus

High 99 levels, low 67 levels

Several buildings on this avenue in Tehachapi, Calif., have been broken or destroyed after a predawn earthquake on July 21, 1952. The earthquake killed 11 folks, 9 of them youngsters, injured dozens extra and broken or destroyed 75 buildings. The earth bucked for 45 seconds, an eternity for the 1,700 folks of Tehachapi and the remainder of the Antelope Valley. At the time, it was the deadliest temblor to tear by Southern California in a century. 

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Kern County: July 21, 1952

Magnitude-7.5, 12 killed, three aftershocks of m-6-plus

High 99 levels, low 67 levels

Several buildings on this avenue in Tehachapi, Calif., have been broken or destroyed after a predawn

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West of Eureka: Jan. 31, 1922

Magnitude-7.three, 37 miles offshore

High 44 levels, low 35 levels, .06 inches rain

The quake occurred alongside the Mendocino fault and was felt from Eugene, Ore., to S.F.

West of Eureka: Jan. 31, 1922

Magnitude-7.three, 37 miles offshore

High 44 levels, low 35 levels, .06 inches rain

The quake occurred alongside the Mendocino fault and was felt from Eugene, Ore., to S.F.


Southwest of Lompoc: Nov. four, 1927

Magnitude-7.three, no main accidents, slight injury

High 44 levels, low 35 levels, .04 inches rain

The quake’s epicenter was about 10 miles offshore from the city of Lompoc, identified for its Mission La Purisima (pictured)

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Southwest of Lompoc: Nov. four, 1927

Magnitude-7.three, no main accidents, slight injury

High 44 levels, low 35 levels, .04 inches rain

The quake’s epicenter was about 10 miles offshore from the city of Lompoc, identified

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Landers: June 28, 1992

Magnitude-7.three, one killed, 400 injured, 6.5 aftershock

High 96 levels, low 60 levels

The ruptured floor of this dry lake mattress within the Mojave desert close to Barstow marks the monitor of the 1992 Landers earthquake that pressured the bottom so strongly it triggered one other quake seven years later and 12 miles away at Hector Mine. Photo by Helen Qian, particular to the Chronicle

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Landers: June 28, 1992

Magnitude-7.three, one killed, 400 injured, 6.5 aftershock

High 96 levels, low 60 levels

The ruptured floor of this dry lake mattress within the Mojave desert close to Barstow marks the monitor of the 1992

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Mendocino: Jan. 22, 1923

Magnitude-7.2, broken properties in a number of cities

High 52 levels, low 40 levels

Mendocino: Jan. 22, 1923

Magnitude-7.2, broken properties in a number of cities

High 52 levels, low 40 levels


West of Eureka: Nov. eight, 1980

Magnitude-7.2, injured six, $1.75 million in injury

High 63 levels, low 51 levels

Photo: USGS shake map for 1980 earthquake west of Eureka

West of Eureka: Nov. eight, 1980

Magnitude-7.2, injured six, $1.75 million in injury

High 63 levels, low 51 levels

Photo: USGS shake map for 1980 earthquake west of Eureka


Cape Mendocino: April 25, 1992

Magnitude-7.2, M-6.5 and M-6.6 aftershocks

High 64 levels, low 48 levels

Photo: USGS shake map for Cape Mendocino quake of 1992

Cape Mendocino: April 25, 1992

Magnitude-7.2, M-6.5 and M-6.6 aftershocks

High 64 levels, low 48 levels

Photo: USGS shake map for Cape Mendocino quake of 1992


Ludlow (Hector Mine Quake): Oct. 16, 1999

Magnitude-7.1, distant so minimal injury

High 90 levels, low 54 levels

United States Geological Survey Geologists look at a piece of the 25-mile Lavic Lake Fault uncovered by Saturday’s 7.1-magnitude Hector Mine earthquake close to Ludlow, Calif., on the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Monday, Oct. 18, 1999. (AP Photo / The Press-Enterprise, Mark Zaleski)

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Ludlow (Hector Mine Quake): Oct. 16, 1999

Magnitude-7.1, distant so minimal injury

High 90 levels, low 54 levels

United States Geological Survey Geologists look at a piece of the 25-mile Lavic Lake Fault

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El Centro: May 18, 1940

Magnitude-7.1, 9 killed, $6 million in injury

High 94 levels, low 62 levels

Photo: The collapse of the 100,000 gallon metropolis water tank at Imperial.

El Centro: May 18, 1940

Magnitude-7.1, 9 killed, $6 million in injury

High 94 levels, low 62 levels

Photo: The collapse of the 100,000 gallon metropolis water tank at Imperial.


Loma Prieta: Oct. 17, 1989

Magnitude-6.9

High 83 levels, low 53 levels

Photo: John and Freda Tranbarger stand by an enormous crack that opened up of their entrance yard after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. They stay close to the epicenter within the Santa Cruz mountains. Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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Loma Prieta: Oct. 17, 1989

Magnitude-6.9

High 83 levels, low 53 levels

Photo: John and Freda Tranbarger stand by an enormous crack that opened up of their entrance yard after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. They stay

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Northridge: Jan. 17, 1994
Magnitude-6.7

, 57 killed, $13–$44 billion injury

High 82 levels, low 48 levels

Photo: The Northridge Meadows Apartments is proven on this Feb. 16, 1994, file photograph after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake centered within the Northridge part of Los Angeles struck Jan. 17, 1994. Of the handfuls of individuals killed by the quake all through Los Angeles, essentially the most deaths in anybody place, 16, got here on the complicated close to the quake’s epicenter. What remained of the flats have been razed and changed with a brand new residential complicated. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Ray Hudson watches a buddy’s dwelling burn in Sylmar (Los Angeles County) following the Northridge earthquake 10 years in the past.

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Northridge: Jan. 17, 1994
Magnitude-6.7

, 57 killed, $13–$44 billion injury

High 82 levels, low 48 levels

Photo: The Northridge Meadows Apartments is proven on this Feb. 16, 1994, file photograph after a

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Napa: Aug. 24, 2014

Magnitude-6.zero, $362 million-$1 billion, 1 killed

High 83 levels, low 56 levels


Destroyed and smoldering homes in a cellular dwelling park that caught hearth after a 6.zero magnitude earthquake triggered substantial injury round three:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Centered about six miles south of Napa, the quake 

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Napa: Aug. 24, 2014

Magnitude-6.zero, $362 million-$1 billion, 1 killed

High 83 levels, low 56 levels


Destroyed and smoldering homes in a cellular dwelling park that caught hearth after a 6.zero magnitude earthquake triggered

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Magnitude four.7 earthquake strikes close to Gonzales, California


The United States Geological Survey stories a preliminary magnitude four.7 earthquake struck close to Gonzales, California on Monday.

The quake hit at 11:31 AM native time at a depth of 6 kilometers.

There was no preliminary phrase on injury or damage ensuing from the quake. More info on this earthquake is offered on the USGS occasion web page.

See the most recent USGS quake alerts, report feeling earthquake exercise and tour interactive fault maps within the earthquake part.

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