Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 9.8 mi southwest of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USA, on Thursday, March 25, 1937 at 16:49 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 9.8 mi southwest of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USA, on Thursday, March 25, 1937 at 16:49 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: Mar 25, 1937 16:49:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.4°N / 116.25°W (Riverside, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.4°S / 63.75°E
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SW of Mecca (Riverside County) (pop: 8,580) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) S of La Quinta (pop: 40,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Coachella (pop: 44,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Indian Wells (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SSE of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Rancho Mirage (Riverside County) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NE of San Diego (pop: 1,394,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900) --> See nearby quakes!
745 km (463 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.06 km16km WSW of Oasis, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (62 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 17, 1937 20:43
84 years ago
2.7

6 km
9.2 mi N of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Sep 2, 1937 00:07
84 years ago
3.2

6 km
16 mi NE of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 31, 1937 13:25
84 years ago
2.7

6 km
15 mi E of Coachella, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 31, 1937 07:26
84 years ago
2.5

6 km
13km ENE of Coachella, CA (USA)More
Aug 31, 1937 03:14
84 years ago
2.8

6 km
12 mi E of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 31, 1937 03:13
84 years ago
2.7

6 km
13 mi E of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 30, 1937 03:54
84 years ago
2.5

6 km
17km SE of Anza, CA (USA)More
Aug 22, 1937 15:53
84 years ago
2.5

6 km
8km NNE of Aguanga, CA (USA)More
Aug 17, 1937 01:15
84 years ago
2.4

6 km
8km WNW of Anza, CA (USA)More
Aug 15, 1937 02:02
84 years ago
3.3

6 km
18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 14, 1937 22:45
84 years ago
3.0

6 km
18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 12, 1937 02:13
84 years ago
3.0

6 km
7.6 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Aug 5, 1937 04:25
84 years ago
2.4

6 km
8km NE of Ocotillo Wells, CA (USA)More
Jul 26, 1937 19:41
84 years ago
2.8

6 km
9.5 mi SW of Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Jun 29, 1937 19:45
84 years ago
3.1

6 km
8.1 mi N of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Jun 6, 1937 01:09
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
19 mi E of Coachella, Riverside County, California, USAMore
May 18, 1937 20:03
85 years ago
2.5

6 km
18km N of North Shore, CA (USA)More
May 15, 1937 19:52
85 years ago
3.0

6 km
16 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
May 15, 1937 16:57
85 years ago
2.6

6 km
2km NNW of Indian Wells, CA (USA)More
May 13, 1937 15:46
85 years ago
2.7

6 km
0.9 mi SW of Coachella, Riverside County, California, USAMore
May 12, 1937 05:42
85 years ago
2.5

6 km
0km NNE of Indio, CA (USA)More
May 3, 1937 16:33
85 years ago
2.5

6 km
20km W of Oasis, CA (USA)More
May 3, 1937 09:12
85 years ago
2.4

6 km
23km NNW of Borrego Springs, CA (USA)More
May 2, 1937 18:09
85 years ago
2.5

6 km
19km S of La Quinta, CA (USA)More
Apr 28, 1937 05:14
85 years ago
2.9

6 km
San Diego County, 22 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 23, 1937 17:20
85 years ago
2.8

6 km
17 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 23, 1937 17:16
85 years ago
2.6

6 km
13km SE of Anza, CA (USA)More
Apr 16, 1937 13:05
85 years ago
3.0

6 km
11 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 15, 1937 15:26
85 years ago
2.9

6 km
San Diego County, 20 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 9, 1937 15:03
85 years ago
3.2

6 km
7.8 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 7, 1937 21:32
85 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 17 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 6, 1937 17:44
85 years ago
3.2

6 km
10 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 5, 1937 22:26
85 years ago
2.7

6 km
San Diego County, 19 mi S of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 5, 1937 14:02
85 years ago
3.2

6 km
San Diego County, 19 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 5, 1937 04:00
85 years ago
2.8

6 km
11 mi SW of Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Apr 2, 1937 22:50
85 years ago
2.9

6 km
San Diego County, 18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 29, 1937 17:03
85 years ago
3.7

6 km
10.3 mi N of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 21:50
85 years ago
3.7

6 km
San Diego County, 18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 12:27
85 years ago
3.4

6 km
17 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 07:42
85 years ago
4.5

6 km
15 mi S of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 07:42
85 years ago
4.5

16 km
8.1 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 06:07
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 05:28
85 years ago
3.8

6 km
17 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1937 05:24
85 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 18 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 21:24
85 years ago
3.7

6 km
8.9 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 21:17
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
9 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 10:34
85 years ago
3.2

6 km
9.8 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 08:06
85 years ago
3.3

6 km
14 mi NW of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 07:17
85 years ago
2.9

6 km
8.7 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1937 00:10
85 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 13 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 23:20
85 years ago
3.9

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 20:04
85 years ago
4.0

6 km
15 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 19:46
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
1.5 mi S of Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 18:43
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
11 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 18:42
85 years ago
3.4

6 km
9.1 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 18:22
85 years ago
3.0

6 km
San Diego County, 16 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 18:12
85 years ago
3.5

6 km
10.1 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 18:04
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
9.9 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 17:54
85 years ago
3.7

6 km
4.9 mi NE of Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 17:47
85 years ago
3.5

6 km
16 mi SW of La Quinta, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 17:12
85 years ago
3.1

6 km
9.2 mi N of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1937 17:02
85 years ago
3.0

6 km
10.5 mi SE of Anza, Riverside County, California, USAMore
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