Rare M6.0 earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the North Pacific Ocean, far off the coast of California, at 04:53 UTC on November 2, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located about 1 187.6 km (737.9 miles) WSW of Big, Sur, California, U.S.

The USGS issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

There are likely to be no affected structures in this region.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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There are no known historical earthquakes of this strength at this location.

Regional seismicity

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