Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 6km SSW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA), on Tuesday, 8 July 1986 at 09:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 6km SSW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA), on Tuesday, 8 July 1986 at 09:20 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 8 Jul 1986 09:20:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 9.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.999°N / 116.608°W (--, United States)
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) NE of Hemet (Riverside County, California) (pop: 83,900)
48 km (30 mi) NW of Indio (Riverside County, California) (pop: 87,500)
53 km (33 mi) E of Redlands (San Bernardino County, California) (pop: 71,000)
58 km (36 mi) E of Moreno Valley (Riverside County, California) (pop: 204,200)
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Menifee (Riverside County, California) (pop: 87,200)
170 km (106 mi) NNE of Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 1,301,000)
565 km (351 mi) WNW of Tucson (Arizona) (pop: 531,600)
672 km (417 mi) SE of Sacramento (California) (pop: 490,700)
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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M 6.09.5 km6km SSW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 6km SSW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA), 8 July 09:20 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (421 quakes):
  • 03 Jan 1987 18:01 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1987 08:25 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Dec 1986 20:44 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10.3 km (6.4 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Dec 1986 19:13 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    11.2 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 1986 04:31 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1986 00:54 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    4.6 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1986 13:51 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    16.7 km (10.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1986 04:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    7.4 km (4.6 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 1986 19:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5.1 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1986 02:04 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    11.6 km (7.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1986 01:08 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    1.5 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1986 21:22 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1986 10:55 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1986 23:19 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1986 15:57 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    12.7 km (7.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1986 01:25 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10.6 km (6.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 6km SSW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA), on Tuesday, 8 July 1986 at 09:20 (GMT)
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