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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 12km SW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake  - 12km SW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
15 Sep 15:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 15:09 UTC
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 16.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.98734°N / 116.68716°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SW of Morongo Valley (pop: 3,600)
12 km (7 mi) NE of Cabazon (pop: 2,500)
16 km (10 mi) NW of Garnet (pop: 7,500)
144 km (89 mi) E of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900)
148 km (92 mi) NE of San Diego (pop: 1,394,900)
168 km (104 mi) N of Tijuana (pop: 1,376,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Sep 15:09 UTCM 3.1 / 16.7 km12km SW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA)USGS
Tue, 15 Sep 15:09 UTCM 3.1 / 17 kmSouthern California (USA)EMSC

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19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
23.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
19.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Palm Springs / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It was only 1 shake, as if someone shakes your chair
Koreatown (United States, 149 km W of epicenter) : Felt slight jiggle in LA area. Didn't think anything of it until I saw it here. (reported through EMSC)
Ontario (United States, 89 km W of epicenter) : Felt Nothing. Just a little dizzy. Ontario California (reported through EMSC)
Spring Valley Lake (United States, 77 km NW of epicenter) : Nothing here in the high desert (reported through EMSC)
Jurupa Valley (United States, 76 km W of epicenter) : Not felt. (reported through EMSC)
Jurupa Valley (United States, 76 km W of epicenter) : Nothing in Mira Loma (reported through EMSC)
Riverside (United States, 65 km W of epicenter) : I didn’t feel anything (reported through EMSC)
Murrieta Hot Springs (United States, 64 km SW of epicenter) : Small quick rumble. (reported through EMSC)
Lake Arrowhead (United States, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Some vibrate here in the Mohave dessert CA. (reported through EMSC)
Indio (United States, 53 km SE of epicenter) : Nothing felt in Indio, Ca. (reported through EMSC)
Menifee (United States, 51 km SW of epicenter) : Just a small rumble. (reported through EMSC)
Nuevo (United States, 47 km SW of epicenter) : I didn't feel anything (reported through EMSC)
Cathedral City (United States, 31 km SE of epicenter) : Slight jolt of table for a second. Like washer out of balance. (But not)Cathedral City (reported through EMSC)
Palm Springs (United States, 22 km SE of epicenter) : Mild shaking of house., about two seconds (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 12km SW of Morongo Valley, CA (USA) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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