Small 3.0 quake hits near Temecula, California
Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 19:2519:25 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred in the morning on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 11.05 am local time near Aguanga, California, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
3.0 quake 25 Nov 11:05 am (GMT -8)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 1.7 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Aguanga (pop. 1,100) located 4 miles from the epicenter, and Anza (pop. 3,000) 9 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pine Wood (pop. 3,600) located 19 miles from the epicenter, Idyllwild-Pine Cove (pop. 3,900) 19 miles away, Valle Vista (pop. 14,600) 19 miles away, Temecula (pop. 112,000) 20 miles away, Murrieta (pop. 109,800) 24 miles away, and Menifee (pop. 87,200) 26 miles away.
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Date & time: Wed, 25 Nov 19:05 UTC
Depth: 2.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.47717°N / 116.79916°W
Primary data source: USGS