Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 14 mi north of Brawley, Imperial County, California, USA, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:01 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 14 mi north of Brawley, Imperial County, California, USA, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:01 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 4 km depth

10 Feb 01:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
10 Feb 01:03: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.2 to 3.0 km (from 1.4 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.9 mi) towards S.
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10 Feb 17:30: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 3.6 km (from 3.1 to 2.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards NE.
Update Wed, 10 Feb 2021, 01:09
Small magnitude 3.8 earthquake 15 miles northwest of Brawley, California, United States
3.8 quake 9 Feb 5:01 pm (GMT -8)
3.8 quake 9 Feb 5:01 pm (GMT -8)
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Brawley, Imperial County, California, USA, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 1.9 miles beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 5:01 pm local time. 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 3.8 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 Calipatria (pop. 7,400) located 7 miles from the epicenter, and Brawley (pop. 25,900) 15 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Imperial (pop. 17,100) located 23 miles from the epicenter, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 27 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 35 miles away, and Coachella (pop. 44,600) 47 miles away. In Indio (pop. 87,500, 51 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Feb 2021 01:01:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 5:01 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 3.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.172°N / 115.59983°W (Imperial County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (3 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Calipatria (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SW of Imperial Junction (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Westmorland (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) N of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) N of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) N of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SE of Coachella (pop: 44,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Indio (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
802 km (499 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.4°C (67 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.23.6 km10km WSW of Niland, CA, USAUSGS
3.65 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
83.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Brawley (24.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating (reported through our app)
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