02/23/2016, M4.9 event near Wasco
- 23 Feb 2016 16:02:23 PST, (35.542, -119.373), depth 22.1km, 6km SSW of Wasco, California.
- Aftershocks: so far (24 Feb 2016, 10:58AM PST) there have been 5 aftershocks recorded, the largest M2.6. More may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock. There is a small chance (about 5%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.
- Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 1 event of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M4.0 (1935/01/23) and the most recent was M4.0 on 23 Jan 1935.
- Nearby faults: the Pond-Poso Creek fault may be closer than measured from fault database, Poso Creek fault (15.2 km).
- Links for: USGS earthquake page, ShakeMap, DYFI.
- Visit our special reports page for further information on local notable earthquakes.