Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Riverside, 6.9 mi southwest of Palm Springs, California, USA, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 23:29 (GMT) -

Mag. 2.9 earthquake  - Riverside, 6.9 mi southwest of Palm Springs, California, USA, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 23:29 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 15 km depth

6 Oct 23:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
7 Oct 17:16: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.5 to 14.9 km (from 9.6 to 9.3 mi).
Date & time: 6 Oct 2020 23:29:17 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 14.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.7885°N / 116.65533°W (Riverside County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NE of Idyllwild (pop: 3,580) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Palm Springs (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Rancho Mirage (Riverside County) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Desert Hot Springs (pop: 28,300) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SE of Banning (pop: 30,900) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) E of Hemet (pop: 83,900) --> See nearby quakes!
3566 km (2216 mi) W of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3566 km (2216 mi) W of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 8%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.915 km8km NE of Idyllwild, CA, USAUSGS
M 2.810 kmSouthern California, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (11)

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Moreno valley 92557 (58.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
53.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Idyllwild ca (52 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Small boop (30.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Lake Elsinore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Garden Grove / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Felt dizzy for a moment
92262 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : was outside, heard the movement of house. water in the pool was going back and forth
Palm springs / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Palm Springs, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palm Springs / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Idyllwild, Ca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Double vertical bump. Short lived. No rolling.
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Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Riverside, 6.9 mi southwest of Palm Springs, California, USA, on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 at 23:29 (GMT)
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