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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 4km W of Hermosa Beach, CA, USA, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 00:57 (GMT)

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake  - 4km W of Hermosa Beach, CA, USA, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 00:57 (GMT)
13 Oct 01:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
13 Oct 01:01: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.9 to 10.8 km (from 6.8 to 6.7 mi).
13 Oct 21:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.8 to 12.6 km (from 6.7 to 7.8 mi).
Date & time: 2020-10-13 12:57:56 UTC
Magnitude: 2.4
Depth: 12.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.85083°N / 118.44717°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of Hermosa Beach (pop: 19,900)
5 km (3 mi) SW of Manhattan Beach (pop: 35,800)
5 km (3 mi) W of Redondo Beach (pop: 68,200)
26 km (16 mi) NW of Long Beach (pop: 474,100)
29 km (18 mi) SW of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900)
174 km (108 mi) NW of San Diego (pop: 1,394,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 24.6°C (76 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-13 00:57:56 UTCM 2.4 / 12.6 km4km W of Hermosa Beach, CA, USAUSGS
2020-10-13 00:57:56 UTCM 2.4 / 11 kmSanta Monica Bay, California, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (8)

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26.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It lasted approximately 60 seconds. Our chandelier swayed slightly and water in the aquarium on the second floor sloshed. It was very mild. (reported through our app)
6.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak jolt
6.7 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Had two loud bumps
Redondo Beach, ca 90278 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : A quick, sharp bump. Nothing after that. Definitely knew it was an earthquake and happy it didn't get harder.
Redondo Beach, Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was very fast but I do believe it woke my sleeping newborn
Fresno, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 20-30 s
Los Angeles, Hyde Park neighborhood (90043) in hou / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Felt like the house was being lifted for a second. Heard slight rumble.
Redondo Beach, CA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / very short

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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 4km W of Hermosa Beach, CA, USA, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 00:57 (GMT)

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