Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 9 miles northwest of Desert Hot Springs, California, United States early afternoon
Wed, 5 May 2021, 22:2522:25 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA.
3.0 quake 5 May 3:14 pm (GMT -7)
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 3:14 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5.9 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Morongo Valley (pop. 3,600) located 3 miles from the epicenter, Desert Hot Springs (pop. 28,300) 9 miles away, Yucca Valley (pop. 21,600) 13 miles away, Palm Springs (pop. 47,400) 15 miles away, and Banning (pop. 30,900) 16 miles away. In Cathedral City (pop. 53,800, 20 miles away), Beaumont (pop. 43,800, 21 miles away), and Yucaipa (pop. 53,300, 23 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 5 May 2021 3:14 pm (GMT -7) local time (5 May 2021 22:14 GMT)
Depth: 9.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.04°N / 116.64°W (San Bernardino, California, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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