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Project Acronym: SAFOD | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5025

ins.: 2022-10-06 12:17; ( Age: 2 yrs )
By: sql
Category: SAFOD

SAFOD: 2004-09-28

Parkfield the self proclaimed earthquake capital of the world
Map from the USGS showing the location of the Magnitude 6 earthquake that occurred 15 miles south of the drill site at 10:15am

Parkfield, the self-proclaimed earthquake capital of the world, was the location of a Magnitude 6 earthquake at 10:15am today. The epicenter was 15 miles south of the drill site on the San Andreas fault at a depth of 7.9 km. The drill site was subjected to fairly intense shaking but nobody was hurt and no significant damage was sustained. Scientists are thrilled to have witnessed ""the Big One"" and we anticipate a wealth of data associated with this event.