Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 16km E of Desert Hot Springs, CA (USA), on Saturday, 4 December 1948 at 23:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 16km E of Desert Hot Springs, CA (USA), on Saturday, 4 December 1948 at 23:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 4 Dec 1948 11:43:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.98333°N / 116.33083°W (--, United States)
Nearest volcano: Pinto Basin-Salton Creek (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Cathedral City (Riverside County, California) (pop: 53,800)
29 km (18 mi) N of Palm Desert (Riverside County, California) (pop: 51,900)
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Indio (Riverside County, California) (pop: 87,500)
60 km (37 mi) E of Beaumont (Riverside County, California) (pop: 43,800)
62 km (39 mi) ENE of San Jacinto (Riverside County, California) (pop: 47,000)
176 km (109 mi) NNE of Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 1,301,000)
653 km (406 mi) SSE of Carson City (Nevada) (pop: 54,500)
743 km (462 mi) NW of Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico) (pop: 715,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.06 km16km E of Desert Hot Springs, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 16km E of Desert Hot Springs, CA (USA), 4 December 23:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (270 quakes):
  • 02 Jun 1949 16:08 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 1949 18:46 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 1949 11:10 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1949 15:46 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1949 01:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1949 17:31 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1949 14:49 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1949 14:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1949 04:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1949 01:57 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1949 19:25 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1949 15:51 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1949 06:02 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1949 05:51 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1949 08:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1949 01:47 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 16km E of Desert Hot Springs, CA (USA), on Saturday, 4 December 1948 at 23:43 (GMT)
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