Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 12km W of Salton City, CA (USA), on Friday, 19 March 1954 at 09:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - 12km W of Salton City, CA (USA), on Friday, 19 March 1954 at 09:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 19 Mar 1954 09:54:28 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.2985°N / 116.0805°W (--, United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Coachella (Riverside County, California) (pop: 44,600)
46 km (28 mi) SSE of La Quinta (Riverside County, California) (pop: 40,500)
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Indio (Riverside County, California) (pop: 87,500)
64 km (40 mi) SE of Cathedral City (Riverside County, California) (pop: 53,800)
74 km (46 mi) NW of El Centro (Imperial County, California) (pop: 44,000)
124 km (77 mi) NE of Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 1,301,000)
673 km (418 mi) NW of Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico) (pop: 715,100)
731 km (454 mi) SSE of Carson City (Nevada) (pop: 54,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.46 km12km W of Salton City, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake 12km W of Salton City, CA (USA), 19 March 09:54 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (131 quakes):
  • 02 Sep 1954 16:48 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 1954 17:59 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 1954 22:50 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 1954 07:31 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jul 1954 18:52 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1954 12:27 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 1954 17:22 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 1954 05:27 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jun 1954 12:18 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 1954 11:53 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1954 17:21 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    14.7 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 1954 06:34 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1954 04:58 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 1954 01:45 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1954 06:20 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 1954 17:49 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 12km W of Salton City, CA (USA), on Friday, 19 March 1954 at 09:54 (GMT)
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