Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 7.1 mi east of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 7:08 pm (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 7.1 mi east of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, on Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 7:08 pm (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 15 km depth

8 Apr 02:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
8 Apr 02:11: Now using data updates from USGS
8 Apr 14:16: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.3 to 15.3 km (from 7 to 9.5 mi).
Update Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 02:15
Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 7 miles east of El Centro, California, United States early evening
3.0 quake 7 Apr 7:08 pm (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 7 Apr 7:08 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred early evening on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 7:08 pm local time near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 7 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 4 miles from the epicenter, Heber (pop. 4,300) 7 miles away, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 7 miles away, Imperial (pop. 17,100) 8 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 9 miles away, Mexicali (pop. 689,800) 11 miles away, Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 14 miles away, and Brawley (pop. 25,900) 14 miles away. In Puebla (pop. 15,200, 16 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 8 Apr 2021 02:08:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 7:08 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 15.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.786°N / 115.43817°W (Imperial County, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) WSW of Holtville (pop: 6,400) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) E of El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ESE of Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Mexicali (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NE of Santa Isabel (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSE of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Seeley (Imperial County) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Puebla (Baja California, Mexico) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
845 km (525 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 32°C (90 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.915 km6km WSW of Holtville, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Imperial. Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Mexicali / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Calexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s
mexicali B.C (13.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
El Centro, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
San Marcos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It felt like a gentle vibration for 10 secs
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