USA California – M 3.8 – Light earthquake 20 km north of San Simeon

Earthquake Report comment :
An initially shallow Magnitude 4.0, later decreased to 3.8 struck  the hills north of San Simeon.
Although the quakes epicenter was  in the middle of the wilderness area and near the San Antonio Reservoir Recreation Area, it was felt as a light shaking (MM II) by inhabitants of San Simeon and Bradley.

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, USA

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San Simeon is known by many tourist travelling from San Fransisco to Los Angeles. A lot of tourist did visit Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park  where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts roughly one million visitors per year.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 10:20:00 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 4.9 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km (10 miles) N of San Simeon, California
45 km (30 miles) WNW of Paso Robles, California

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map

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  1. […] list August 25, 2010 Posted on August 25, 2010 by Armand Vervaeck M 3.8      2010/08/25 17:20   Depth 4.9 km     CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA Light earthquake at a short distance from Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark and known by […]

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