Mag. 1.8 earthquake - 6km ENE of Imperial, CA (USA), on Wednesday, 17 September 1980 at 05:47 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 13 km depth
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.87817°N / 115.51267°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) ENE of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NNE of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) S of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Holtville (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Seeley (Imperial County) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSE of Westmorland (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNW of Mexicali (Mexico) (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
3505 km (2178 mi) W of Washington (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3505 km (2178 mi) W of Washington DC (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.8||13 km||6km ENE of Imperial, 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 1.8, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.