Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Douglas County, 14 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Monday, 26 Apr 2021 5:37 am (GMT -7) -
Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 6 km depth
26 Apr 12:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
26 Apr 18:32: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 6.4 km (from 1.2 to 4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards S.
Update Mon, 26 Apr 2021, 12:45Small tremor of magnitude 3.2 just reported 14 miles west of Carson City, California, United States
3.2 quake 26 Apr 5:37 am (GMT -7)
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake near Carson City, Carson City County, Nevada, 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 1.2 miles beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 26 April 2021 at 5:37 am 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 3.2 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 Dollar Point (pop. 1,200) located 5 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kings Beach (pop. 3,800) located 7 miles from the epicenter, Sunnyside-Tahoe City (pop. 1,600) 7 miles away, Incline Village (pop. 8,800) 9 miles away, Carson City (pop. 54,500) 14 miles away, South Lake Tahoe (pop. 21,700) 14 miles away, and Truckee (pop. 16,300) 16 miles away. In Reno (pop. 241,400, 30 miles away), and Sparks (pop. 96,100, 31 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 26 Apr 2021 12:37:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Monday, 26 Apr 2021 5:37 am (GMT -7)
Depth: 6.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.1235°N / 120.031°W
, United States
Nearest volcano: Soda Lakes
(109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:9 km (5 mi) WNW of Glenbrook
(pop: 215) --> See nearby quakes!15 km (9 mi) SSW of Incline Village
(pop: 8,780) --> See nearby quakes!22 km (13 mi) N of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County, California)
(pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!23 km (14 mi) WSW of Carson City
(pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!26 km (16 mi) SSE of Truckee (California)
(pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!28 km (17 mi) WNW of Johnson Lane (Douglas County)
(pop: 6,490) --> See nearby quakes!36 km (23 mi) NW of Gardnerville Ranchos
(pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!49 km (30 mi) SSW of Reno
(pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!52 km (32 mi) SSW of Sparks
(pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!141 km (88 mi) NE of Elk Grove (California)
(pop: 166,900) --> See nearby quakes!
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|3.2||6.4 km||9km SE of Dollar Point, CA, USA||USGS|
|3.2||6 km||NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA||EMSC|
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South San Jose CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Two bursts of rapid vibrations, was kind of expecting it to get stronger. Lasted about 3 of 4 seconds. | 2 users found this interesting.
CARSON CITY / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Felt my chair bounce. | One user found this interesting.
South Lake Tahoe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Shook enough to wake me up. | One user found this interesting.
Glenbrook NV / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Jolt | One user found this interesting.
South Lake Tahoe, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt a jolt then loud rumbling, located in SLT | One user found this interesting.
Tahoe Vista (14.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Oakland (243.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
South Lake Tahoe / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Bed shook for about 2-3 seconds
Oakland / not felt
Glenbrook, NV Cave Rock subdivision / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Alarmed since I felt earthquake yesterday
South Lake Tahoe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Genoa, NV / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dollar point / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Genoa, nv / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
South Lake Tahoe / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
South Lake Tahoe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Loud vibrating and rumbling
Mountain View, Ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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