Mag. 2.1 earthquake - 1.5 mi northeast of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -8) -

Mag. 2.1 earthquake  - 1.5 mi northeast of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

13 Jan 01:29 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
13 Jan 01:29: Now using data updates from USGS
Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 01:26:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 10.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.926°N / 122.28833°W (Contra Costa County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNW of Kensington (Contra Costa County) (pop: 5,080) --> See nearby quakes!
2 km (1 mi) ENE of El Cerrito (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) N of Albany (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) E of Richmond (pop: 109,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) NNW of Berkeley (pop: 121,000) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SE of San Pablo (pop: 30,400) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) S of Pinole (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) N of Oakland (pop: 419,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NE of San Francisco (pop: 864,800) --> See nearby quakes!
3904 km (2426 mi) WNW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 26%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.110.5 kmSAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF., USAUSGS
M 2.110 km2km NNW of Kensington, CA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.1, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.
4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Berkeley / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
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Mag. 2.1 earthquake - 1.5 mi northeast of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA, on Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -8)

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