Mag. 2.3 earthquake - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 10:09 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 4 km depth
12 Dec 10:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.96°N / 117.99°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Coso (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) WSW of Coso (Inyo County)
14 km (9 mi) S of Talus (Inyo County)
20 km (12 mi) NNW of Pearsonville (Inyo County) (pop: 17)
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Inyokern (Kern County) (pop: 1,100)
42 km (26 mi) NE of Weldon (Kern County) (pop: 2,640)
47 km (29 mi) NW of Ridgecrest (Kern County) (pop: 28,800)
93 km (58 mi) E of Porterville (Tulare County) (pop: 56,100)
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Tulare (pop: 62,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.3||4 km||CENTRAL CALIFORNIA||EMSC|
|M 2.1||5.1 km||- 8km WNW of Little Lake, CA||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.