Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 28 mi southwest of Greenfield, California, USA, on 14 Oct 2:42 pm (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 28 mi southwest of Greenfield, California, USA, on 14 Oct 2:42 pm (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Oct 21:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
14 Oct 21:57: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.7 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: Oct 14, 2020 21:42:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 14 Oct 2:42 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.01°N / 121.57°W (North Pacific Ocean, United States)
Antipode: 36.01°S / 58.43°E
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SE of Big Sur (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Greenfield (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Soledad (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Seaside (Monterey County) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Monterrey (Monterey County) (pop: 28,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) S of Salinas (pop: 157,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Marina (pop: 21,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of Hollister (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
3.210 kmOffshore Central California, USAEMSC
3.58.7 km1km E of Lopez Point, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Along hwy 1. Just North of Lucia. Not sure exactly / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My husband and I were sitting along the side of the road on highway 1. Enjoying the crashing waves and scenery below. We were having an anniversary picnic sitting on a blanket along the side of the road when the ground swayed and rumbled underneath our bo | 4 users found this interesting.  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.