See every major California earthquake in last 100 years

08/24/2014 7:59 PM

10/15/2014 4:04 PM

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

Editor's Choice Videos


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service