Mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8km W of Holtville, CA (USA), on Tuesday, 19 August 1980 at 21:09 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 12 km depth
Depth: 12.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.8015°N / 115.46617°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of Holtville (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) E of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) ESE of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) N of Mexicali (Mexico) (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) E of Seeley (Imperial County) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Santa Isabel (Mexico) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
3504 km (2177 mi) W of Washington (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3504 km (2177 mi) W of Washington DC (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||12 km||8km W of Holtville, CA (USA)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.