Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - San Bernardino County, 10.2 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 12:35 pm (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - San Bernardino County, 10.2 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 12:35 pm (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 7 km depth

25 Mar 19:37 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
25 Mar 20:19: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.6 to 7.2 km (from 3.5 to 4.5 mi).
Update Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 19:42
Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 10 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, California, United States around noon
3.0 quake 25 Mar 12:35 pm (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 25 Mar 12:35 pm (GMT -7)
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, was reported only 7 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 3.5 miles beneath the epicenter around noon on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 12:35 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 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Searles Valley (pop. 1,700) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800) 10 miles away, China Lake Acres (pop. 1,900) 14 miles away, and Inyokern (pop. 1,100) 16 miles away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 25, 2021 19:35:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 12:35 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 7.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.72117°N / 117.53583°W (San Bernardino, California, United States)
Antipode: 35.721°S / 62.464°E
Nearest volcano: Coso (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Searles Valley (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Magnolia (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) E of Weldon (pop: 2,640) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNE of California City (Kern County) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Alta Sierra (Kern County) (pop: 7,050) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Fort Irwin (San Bernardino County) (pop: 8,850) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NNW of Barstow (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NNW of Barstow Heights (San Bernardino County) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (294 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 18.2°C (65 F), humidity: 16%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from SW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.87.2 km13km WSW of Searles Valley, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Harper, Kansas (1749.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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