Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Lake, 4 mi south of Cobb, California, USA, on 24 Oct 3:17 am (GMT -7) -

Mag. 2.9 earthquake  - Lake, 4 mi south of Cobb, California, USA, on 24 Oct 3:17 am (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 2 km depth

24 Oct 10:21 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Oct 2020 10:17:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 24 Oct 3:17 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 2.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.76717°N / 122.69733°W (Lake, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SSE of Cobb (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) WNW of Middletown (pop: 1,320) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Clearlake (Lake County) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Calistoga (Napa County) (pop: 5,330) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Kelseyville (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Windsor (Sonoma County) (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) E of Cloverdale (Sonoma County) (pop: 8,810) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) N of Santa Rosa (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
3914 km (2432 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
3914 km (2432 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 7.5°C (45 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NW
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

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.
M 2.92.1 km1km SSW of Anderson Springs, CA, USAUSGS
M 2.33 kmNorthern California, USAEMSC
M 2.75 kmNorthern California, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Lakeport, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : What a scare! This time my cats ran into the bedroom and three or four seconds later there was a shaking like a semi-truck was on the roof! i rolled onto the floor and covered the back of my head. I was praying and whimpering maybe crying just, just a little. my wife was fast to get to me and she reached down and grabbed me by filling both nose holes with her ring and pinky fingers jammed in and pulled me up to my knees and slapped me she slaps hard!! She told me "you know what that was for" and | 2 users found this interesting.
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San Rafael, Ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was in bed but awake. I am on upper floor. Windows rattling quite loudly for a few seconds. | 5 users found this interesting.
Carson / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : bed shook so I woke up | 5 users found this interesting.
N Lakeport, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was awakened by this shaking. Was mortified and panicked as I lay in bed whimpering! | 4 users found this interesting.
Middletown / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : woke me up out of my sleep | 4 users found this interesting.
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