Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 7.2 mi west of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USA, on Friday, March 19, 1954 at 09:54 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 7.2 mi west of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USA, on Friday, March 19, 1954 at 09:54 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: Mar 19, 1954 09:54:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.2985°N / 116.0805°W (Imperial, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.299°S / 63.92°E
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) S of Oasis (pop: 6,890) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Coachella (pop: 44,600) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SSE of La Quinta (pop: 40,500) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Indian Wells (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) ENE of Escondido (pop: 151,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of El Cajon (pop: 103,700) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ENE of San Diego (pop: 1,394,900) --> See nearby quakes!
763 km (474 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.46 km12km W of Salton City, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (131 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Sep 2, 1954 16:48
67 years ago
2.9

6 km
8.8 mi NW of Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Sep 1, 1954 17:59
67 years ago
2.9

6 km
10.9 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Aug 29, 1954 22:50
67 years ago
3.2

6 km
2.7 mi W of Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California, USAMore
Aug 11, 1954 07:31
67 years ago
2.9

6 km
8.6 mi W of Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Jul 28, 1954 18:52
67 years ago
3.2

6 km
San Diego County, 10.7 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Jul 10, 1954 12:27
67 years ago
2.9

6 km
13 mi E of Ramona, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Jul 9, 1954 17:22
67 years ago
3.1

6 km
California, 1.6 mi N of Desert Edge, Riverside County, USAMore
Jul 4, 1954 05:27
67 years ago
3.6

6 km
19 mi SE of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Jun 29, 1954 12:18
67 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 13 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Jun 22, 1954 11:53
67 years ago
3.2

6 km
San Diego County, 10 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Jun 7, 1954 17:21
68 years ago
2.9

15 km
13 mi E of Hemet, Riverside County, California, USAMore
May 31, 1954 06:34
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
7.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 30, 1954 04:58
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
11 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 28, 1954 01:45
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
5.6 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 23, 1954 06:20
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 8.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 20, 1954 17:49
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 10.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 19, 1954 21:47
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
4.4 mi W of Niland, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 18, 1954 19:54
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
8.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
May 6, 1954 00:23
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 11 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 17, 1954 06:37
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
6.5 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 16, 1954 20:24
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
7.3 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 15, 1954 08:28
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 10, 1954 08:06
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
15 mi SE of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Apr 9, 1954 06:19
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
San Diego County, 11 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 6, 1954 15:09
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 6, 1954 08:57
68 years ago
3.0

6 km
San Diego County, 10.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Apr 4, 1954 04:29
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 31, 1954 13:44
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
San Diego County, 9.8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 30, 1954 21:26
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
13 mi SE of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 30, 1954 17:18
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 13 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 30, 1954 15:30
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
5.8 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 29, 1954 07:00
68 years ago
2.9

6 km
7.5 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 28, 1954 21:40
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 8.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 28, 1954 18:44
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
8.6 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 28, 1954 07:15
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 27, 1954 22:52
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
5.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1954 23:07
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
3.7 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1954 16:55
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
8.3 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1954 13:17
68 years ago
3.0

6 km
8.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1954 10:53
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
San Diego County, 9.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 26, 1954 06:01
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
San Diego County, 10.5 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 25, 1954 02:17
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
10.3 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 24, 1954 19:32
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
7.6 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 24, 1954 11:56
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
12 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 24, 1954 05:17
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
10 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 23, 1954 18:57
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
9.2 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 23, 1954 04:23
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
9.9 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 23, 1954 04:18
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 23, 1954 04:14
68 years ago
4.9

6 km
5.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 22, 1954 17:45
68 years ago
2.9

6 km
8.1 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 22, 1954 07:43
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 21, 1954 22:29
68 years ago
3.0

6 km
10.6 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 19:40
68 years ago
2.5

6 km
10km W of Salton City, CA (USA)More
Mar 20, 1954 15:43
68 years ago
2.6

6 km
9km N of Ocotillo Wells, CA (USA)More
Mar 20, 1954 13:57
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
5.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 13:47
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
4.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 13:35
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
6 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 12:00
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
10.1 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 11:59
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
6.7 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 09:42
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 06:03
68 years ago
4.2

6 km
10.2 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 04:49
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
8.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 04:19
68 years ago
4.7

6 km
8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 04:12
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
8.8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 20, 1954 03:12
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
9.1 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 22:44
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
10.1 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 20:37
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
11 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 19:39
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi S of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 19:21
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
9.5 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 19:08
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
6.4 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 19:04
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 17:59
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
8.7 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 17:57
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
8.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 17:29
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
10.8 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 17:08
68 years ago
3.1

6 km
7.8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 17:04
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
10.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 16:52
68 years ago
3.9

6 km
3.4 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 16:18
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
9.5 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 16:04
68 years ago
3.9

6 km
San Diego County, 9.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 15:19
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
10.2 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:50
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 13 mi S of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:37
68 years ago
3.9

6 km
7.3 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:17
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
8.6 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:07
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
4.4 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:06
68 years ago
2.8

6 km
6.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:03
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
San Diego County, 10.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 14:00
68 years ago
4.0

6 km
11 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 13:08
68 years ago
4.2

6 km
8.5 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 12:48
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
7.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 12:43
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
6.4 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 12:29
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
9.1 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 12:15
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 8.5 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 12:01
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
10 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:47
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
4.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:07
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
6.4 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:07
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
9.7 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:04
68 years ago
2.9

6 km
San Diego County, 10.4 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:02
68 years ago
3.0

6 km
San Diego County, 10.6 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 11:02
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
6.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:39
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
10 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:39
68 years ago
3.6

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:39
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:38
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
9.1 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:34
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
6.4 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:32
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
Imperial County, 11 mi S of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:32
68 years ago
3.8

6 km
San Diego County, 10.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:30
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
8 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:29
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
10.2 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:29
68 years ago
3.0

6 km
9.8 mi S of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:28
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
1.6 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:28
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 9.9 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:27
68 years ago
3.2

6 km
6.7 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:26
68 years ago
3.9

6 km
5.6 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:22
68 years ago
3.8

6 km
6.2 mi S of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:21
68 years ago
5.5

6 km
San Diego County, 10.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:19
68 years ago
4.5

6 km
8.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:18
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:17
68 years ago
3.9

6 km
San Diego County, 9.1 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:15
68 years ago
4.5

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:12
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
6.6 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:06
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
San Diego County, 10.2 mi SW of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:04
68 years ago
3.3

6 km
Imperial County, 10.5 mi S of Oasis, Riverside County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:02
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
6.4 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:02
68 years ago
3.5

6 km
San Diego County, 12 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:01
68 years ago
4.1

6 km
12 mi E of Borrego Springs, San Diego County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 10:00
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
9.4 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 09:59
68 years ago
3.4

6 km
7.2 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 09:58
68 years ago
3.7

6 km
7.2 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 09:57
68 years ago
4.3

6 km
7.2 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 09:57
68 years ago
4.5

6 km
7.2 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
Mar 19, 1954 09:55
68 years ago
4.8

6 km
7.2 mi W of Salton City, Imperial County, California, USAMore
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