Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 22 mi north of Redding, Shasta County, California, USA, on Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 9:57 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 22 mi north of Redding, Shasta County, California, USA, on Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 9:57 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 2 km depth

14 Mar 06:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
14 Mar 06:00: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 07:03
Quake near Mt Shasta, Northern California, felt in up to approx 25 miles distance
Based on the reports we've been receiving, the quake was felt as a short, weak shake in up to approx. 25 miles distance. A user from Redding town described that "it felt like something hit the house. A loud boom and jump-like feeling."
Update Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 06:58
Small tremor of magnitude 2.7 reported 22 miles north of Redding, California, United States
2.7 quake 13 Mar 9:57 pm (GMT -8)
2.7 quake 13 Mar 9:57 pm (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported in the evening near Redding, Shasta County, California, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 9:57 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.1 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 2.6.
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 Lakehead (pop. 460) located 2 miles from the epicenter. In Lake Shasta (pop. 10,200, 16 miles away), Bella Vista (pop. 2,800, 21 miles away), Redding (pop. 91,600, 22 miles away), Mount Shasta (pop. 3,300, 28 miles away), and Anderson (pop. 10,200, 32 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Mar 2021 05:57:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 Mar 2021 9:57 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 1.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.90783°N / 122.42184°W (Shasta, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mount Shasta (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) W of Lakehead (pop: 461) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Shasta Lake City (Shasta County) (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Lake Shasta (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Bella Vista (pop: 2,780) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) N of Redding (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NE of Lewiston (pop: 1,190) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of McCloud (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) S of Mt. Shasta City (pop: 3,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NNW of Anderson (Shasta County) (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) NNW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 7.2°C (45 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from N
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.71.7 km26km N of Shasta Lake, CA, USAUSGS
2.65 kmNORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (22)

At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Redding, Shasta, California (36 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Heard the rumble then felt the shaking as it rumbled through, large window rattled, definitely identified as earthquake, heard rumble continue on (while watching movie).  
LAKEHEAD / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s : Our dog woke us up barking then it felt like the floor was rolling and the windows were rattling. Not very long though.  
Mountain Gate / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : It felt like something hit the house but without the crashing sound. It was very quick and left us wondering what it was.  
bella vista (10.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : i was outside. thought felt the ground nove just a little. i was right. funny how that happens.  
O'brien Mountain (14.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : There was an intitial boom followed by a light shaking. Very short duration (5-10 sec.).  
near Lake Shasta, California (2.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt a moderate jolt followed by a light rattle. Seemed like it lasted 2 or 3 seconds.  
Redding, Ca (31.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : It felt like somebody slammed a door behind me or really windy around my house but there was no wind  
26 km of Lake Shasta, California (1.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Hit very hard, very abrupt. Everything moved instantly.  
94117 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
19171 Kamloop rd Lakehead CA 96051 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt shifting  
shasta lake city, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Lakehead CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating : Was awaken by loud boom and quick shaking  
  • Obrian mountain lakehead ca very loud boom then felt like a tree fell on the house
  • Obrian mountain lakehead ca very loud boom then felt like a tree fell on the house
  • Obrian mountain lakehead ca very loud boom then felt like a tree fell on the house
  • Obrian mountain lakehead ca very loud boom then felt like a tree fell on the house
Shasta lake / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Heard more then felt. Sounded like someone hit something outside hard.  
Redding / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Lakehead, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Redding, ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : It felt like something hit the house. A loud boom and jump like feeling.  
Bella vista, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : If it was not for inside glass window door making noise twice would not known we had earthquake.  
Bella Vista, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Shasta lake California / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
94117 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Shasta Lake, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Redding / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : felr desk move and hear creaking  
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