Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - San Bernardino County, California, 39 mi east of Barstow, USA, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 9:32 am (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - San Bernardino County, California, 39 mi east of Barstow, USA, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 9:32 am (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Nov 17:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
17 Nov 17:36: Now using data updates from USGS
17 Nov 18:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.4 to 5.3 km (from 2.7 to 3.3 mi).
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 17:45
Small 3.5 quake hits near Barstow Heights, California
3.5 quake 22km NW of Ludlow, CA, USA, 17 Nov 9.32 am (GMT -8)
3.5 quake 22km NW of Ludlow, CA, USA, 17 Nov 9.32 am (GMT -8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the village of Baker, California. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 9.32 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2.7 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.5 as well.
Despite its relatively small magnitude, the quake could probably be felt very close to the epicenter. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Baker (pop. 700) located 32 miles from the epicenter, Fort Irwin (pop. 8,800) 34 miles away, Barstow (pop. 23,700) 39 miles away, Barstow Heights (pop. 24,200) 41 miles away, Lenwood (pop. 3,500) 43 miles away, and Lucerne Valley (pop. 5,800) 46 miles away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 17, 2020 17:32:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 9:32 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.86183°N / 116.34017°W (San Bernardino, California, United States)
Antipode: 34.862°S / 63.66°E
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Baker (pop: 735) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) E of Barstow (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) E of Barstow Heights (San Bernardino County) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) E of Barstow Heights (San Bernardino County) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) N of Yucca Valley (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Twentynine Palms (San Bernardino County) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Apple Valley (pop: 72,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) ENE of Victorville (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Las Vegas (Nevada) (pop: 623,700) --> See nearby quakes!
618 km (384 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.5°C (53 F), humidity: 22%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.55.3 km23km NW of Ludlow, CA, USAUSGS
3.55 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California (83.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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