Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 6.1 mi east of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:55 am (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 6.1 mi east of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:55 am (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 14 km depth

24 Feb 16:58 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
24 Feb 22:02: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.6 to 13.5 km (from 7.8 to 8.4 mi).
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 17:03
Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 6 miles northeast of El Centro, California, United States in the morning
3.0 quake 24 Feb 8:55 am (GMT -8)
3.0 quake 24 Feb 8:55 am (GMT -8)
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in the morning near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 8:55 am local time at a shallow depth of 7.8 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Holtville (pop. 6,400) located 5 miles from the epicenter, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 6 miles away, Imperial (pop. 17,100) 7 miles away, Heber (pop. 4,300) 7 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 10 miles away, Brawley (pop. 25,900) 12 miles away, Mexicali (pop. 689,800) 13 miles away, and Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 14 miles away. In Puebla (pop. 15,200, 18 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 16:55:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 8:55 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 13.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.8135°N / 115.46167°W (Imperial County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of Holtville (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) ENE of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) ESE of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) NNE of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) N of Mexicali (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Santa Isabel (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Puebla (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Arizona (pop: 94,100) --> See nearby quakes!
841 km (523 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14.5°C (58 F), humidity: 30%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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
3.114 km8km W of Holtville, CA, USAUSGS
2.810 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

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