ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this California earthquake):
Moderate earthquake near the town of Oroville in northern California. It was felt widely in the northern Central Valley. However, its felt radius is limited due to the shallow depth. No damage is expected from this event.
Current earthquake activity in California:
In the past 30 days, 46 earthquakes of magnitude 2.2 or higher were detected in Oroville, California (see map section). Therefore, the earthquake activity of the past month has been significantly lower relative to long-term trends (more than 20% deviation).
Since 1960, 297 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.24 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 4.97 earthquakes larger than M4.24 per year in USA. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 2.4 months (72 days).
Largest earthquakes in this map section* (California and nearby)
*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960)