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Unconfirmed quake California, USA, 18 January 2021 02:59 GMT -

Our monitoring service AllQuakes received reports of an earthquake in or near California, USA at around 02:59 GMT. Unless confirmed by at least one national or international seismological agency, its status remains unconfirmed.
Unconfirmed quake California, USA, 18 January 2021 02:59 GMT
18 Jan 03:01 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Jan 2021 02:59:00 UTC -
Magnitude: estimated 4.0 or higher
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.25022°N / 119.75126°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Mammoth Mountain (76 km / 47 mi)
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
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User reports for this quake (6)

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Gardena, California / not felt : Did not feel this on the day of the Earthquake (Jan 18th). Reporting to this survey because today, (Jan 20th), I felt an earthquake/the aftershock in Gardena area.
Oakland, California / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sleeping, woke up to mild shaking and a bit jerky. Live in a ground floor unit, often feel shakiness like someone is shaking the bed.
Hawthorne, California / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Auburn California / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Santa Rosa, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
santa rosa ca / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on the sofa a loud bang and noticible shake
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