Morgan Hill, California Earthquake, April 1984

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Edited by: Henry Spall


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The Morgan Hill earthquake, a moderate-size (Mg=6.1, ML =6.2, M=6.2) event, was felt throughout central California on April 24, 1984. The epicenter of the earthquake was located near Halls Valley southwest of Mount Hamilton, and the event is presumed to have occurred on the Calaveras fault. Damage, however, was concentrated near the south end of the Anderson Reservoir and in the town of Morgan Hill. A preliminary assessment by the California Office of Emergency Services estimated damage to private property at \$7.0 million and to local-government facilities at \$0.5 million, for a total of \$7.5 million in damage. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Morgan Hill, California Earthquake, April 1984
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 17
Issue 5
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 4 p.
First page 173
Last page 176