Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - County, 13 mi northeast of Banning (Riverside County, California, USA), on Monday, 16 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -8) -

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake  -  County, 13 mi northeast of Banning (Riverside County, California, USA), on Monday, 16 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Nov 07:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
17 Nov 07:22: Now using data updates from USGS
17 Nov 15:48: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.3 to 5.3 km (from 3.9 to 3.3 mi).
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 07:24
Small 3.5 quake hits near Riverside, California
3.5 quake 14 mi northeast of Banning 16 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -8)
3.5 quake 14 mi northeast of Banning 16 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported late at night near the town of Morongo Valley, California.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Monday 16 November 2020 at 11.19 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 3.9 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Morongo Valley (pop. 3,600) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Cabazon (pop. 2,500) 11 miles away, Oak Glen (pop. 600) 13 miles away, Banning (pop. 30,900) 14 miles away, and Desert Hot Springs (pop. 28,300) 15 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Bernardino (pop. 216,100) located 33 miles from the epicenter, Riverside (pop. 322,400) 40 miles away, and Fontana (pop. 207,500) 41 miles away.
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Date & time: 17 Nov 2020 07:19:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 16 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.07117°N / 116.7215°W (California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) W of Morongo Valley (San Bernardino County) (pop: 3,550)
22 km (13 mi) NE of Banning (Riverside County) (pop: 30,900)
23 km (15 mi) NW of Desert Hot Springs (Riverside County) (pop: 28,300)
27 km (17 mi) W of Yucca Valley (San Bernardino County) (pop: 21,600)
30 km (19 mi) E of Yucaipa (San Bernardino County) (pop: 53,300)
31 km (19 mi) NW of Palm Springs (Riverside County) (pop: 47,400)
140 km (87 mi) E of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900)
659 km (410 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8°C (46 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) [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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.55.3 km13km WNW of Morongo Valley, CA, USAUSGS
M 3.56 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (11)

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55.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Light shaking- rolling feeling that lasted about 10 seconds from the second story while resting.
15.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Cabazon ca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Golden bee dr, yucca valley, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Cabazon ca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Indio Ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Quick Jolt. Nothing more.
Riverside / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Palm springs California / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep and everything was moving when I woke up
Big Bear City, CA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Quick jolt.
92386 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : Fast but very strong julting shaking.
Temecula,CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
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