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M6.4 earthquake - 262km SSW of Avalon, California, Friday, 14 December 2012 at 10:36 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 263km SSW of Avalon, California on Friday, 14 December 2012

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 263km SSW of Avalon, California on Friday, 14 December 2012
Date & time: Fri, 14 Dec 10:36:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 02:36
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 11.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.213°N / 119.56°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Guadaloupe (261 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 14 Dec 2012
Fri, 14 Dec 10:36 UTCM 6.4 / 10 kmOFF W. COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIAEMSC
Fri, 14 Dec 10:36 UTCM 6.4 / 20 kmOff W Coast of Baja CaliforniaGFZ
Fri, 14 Dec 10:36 UTCM 6.3 / 10 km178 km al SUROESTE de PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, BCSSN
Fri, 14 Dec 10:36 UTCM 6.3 / 11 kmOff The West Coast of Baja CaliforniaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
L.A. / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chula Vista california / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sleeping and woke up feeling the floor shaking at exactly 2:36 am. I figured it was an earthquake and looked at the clock for future reference. Nothing rattled in the house to speak of but it was noticeable earthquake.
Point loma, San Diego, CA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Lake Elsinore, CA / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was in bed in my motor home at Lake Elsinore, CA, but awake. I thought I felt a little shaking for a few seconds, checked the time as 2:36 AM, and wondered if I would hear about an earthquake on the morning news.
Perth Western Australia / not felt
San Diego, ca / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was awakened by the bed rocking back and forth
Irvine, Ca / MMI V (Moderate shaking): scared me
San Diego / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Huntington beach, CA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The shaking was short but intense. I could tell that the epicenter was close by.
90025 / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me up
90025 / MMI III (Weak shaking): Woke me up
91362 / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
El cajon 92019 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Slow 2 second rumble while sleeping
Santa Ana, CA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hemet, ca / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
canoga park, california / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking for about 10+ seconds..enough to make swells in the pool (but contained in the pool).
Temecula, CA / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Pretty strong couple of jolts, then a pause followed by some moderate to light shakes
bell California / not felt
Laguna Niguel / MMI IV (Light shaking)
bell California / not felt
San diego, ca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San diego / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was watching tv when the sofa started shaking. Lasted at least two to three seconds.
Torrance, CA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
whittier ca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
riverside, ca / MMI III (Weak shaking): felt like someone was jumping on my bed, door was swinging
Los Angeles / MMI II (Very weak shaking): In bed, very slow and minimal movement. Heard noise from walls
Lawrence welks resort escondido, ca / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke from sleep and noticed it was a vertical and horizontal shaking pretty scary whole building was shaking .
Pacific Beach (92109) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking rattled the windows and shook my desk for about 15 seconds.
El cajon ca / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up gf alarmed her and the couch i was on was shook and the house started creaking
san diego / MMI IX (Violent shaking): my house was going up and down and explosions outside
Irvine,ca / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up from sleeping!!! Shook for about three to five seconds.
la jolla / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
huntington beach, ca 92647 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Laying in bed, felt swaying side to side motion for several second, enough to wake my partner and he felt it as well.
San Diego, CA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Long Beach, CA / not felt
Riverside, Ca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
La Mesa (United States) (294 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Only lasted 2-3 seconds (via EMSC)
Chula Vista (United States) (282 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping and woke up just opened my eyes for a bit then the bed shook a bit then stopped. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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