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August 24, 2014

See every major California earthquake in last 100 years

Researchers have logged roughly 270 California earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 or greater during the last 100 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sunday's quake near Napa was the 50th largest earthquake in California since 1914.

This map shows the location of every major California earthquake recorded in the last 100 years. Blue dots indicate quakes with a magnitude between 5.0 and 5.5. Yellow dots indicate quakes with a magnitude between 5.5 and 6.5. Red dots indicate quakes with a magnitude above 6.5.

Source: U.S. Geological Survey
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