Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 16 mi west of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:52 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 16 mi west of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:52 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 11 km depth

25 Jan 20:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
25 Jan 20:55: Now using data updates from USGS
25 Jan 21:47: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.9 to 10.7 km (from 2.4 to 6.6 mi).
Update Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 21:00
Small tremor of magnitude 3.0 just reported 16 miles southwest of El Centro, California, United States
3.0 quake 25 Jan 12:52 pm (GMT -8)
3.0 quake 25 Jan 12:52 pm (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported around noon near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Monday 25 January 2021 at 12:52 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 2.4 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 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Seeley (pop. 1,700) located 9 miles from the epicenter, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 16 miles away, Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 17 miles away, and Imperial (pop. 17,100) 17 miles away. In Calexico (pop. 40,100, 20 miles away), Mexicali (pop. 689,800, 23 miles away), and Brawley (pop. 25,900, 24 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 20:52:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:52 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 10.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.73833°N / 115.82367°W (Imperial, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Seeley (Imperial County) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WSW of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Santa Isabel (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NW of Progreso (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Westmorland (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SW of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Puebla (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
827 km (514 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 13°C (55 F), humidity: 41%, wind: 15 m/s (29 kts) from SW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
3.010.7 km16km E of Ocotillo, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Mexicali (39.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short (reported through our app)
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