Small 3.1 quake hits near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA
Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 04:3704:37 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred in the evening on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 9:29 pm local time near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
3.1 quake 21 Jul 9:29 pm (GMT -7)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 7.3 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 3.1 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Holtville (pop. 6,400) located 4 miles from the epicenter, Heber (pop. 4,300) 7 miles away, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 7 miles away, Imperial (pop. 17,100) 8 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 9 miles away, Mexicali (pop. 689,800) 12 miles away, Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 14 miles away, Brawley (pop. 25,900) 14 miles away, and Puebla (pop. 15,200) 17 miles away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 2021 9:29 pm (GMT -7) local time (22 Jul 2021 04:29 GMT)
Depth: 11.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.79°N / 115.44°W (Imperial, California, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
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