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Mag. 2.6 quake - 10km SE of Dollar Point, CA, USA, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:59 pm (Los Angeles time)

Mag. 2.6 quake - 10km SE of Dollar Point, CA, USA, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:59 pm (Los Angeles time) Mag. 2.6 quake - 10km SE of Dollar Point, CA, USA, on Friday, May 7, 2021 04:59 pm (Los Angeles time)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

8 May 00:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
8 May 00:02: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 7, 2021 23:59:43 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 7, 2021 04:59 pm (America/Los Angeles GMT -7)
Depth4.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.1208°N / 120.0285°W California, United States
Antipode39.1208°S / 59.9715°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSoda Lakes (110 km / 68 mi)
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
8 km (5 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 215)
Very weak
Douglas, Nevada
10 km (6 mi)
NW of epicenter
Dollar Point
(pop: 1,220)
Very weak
Placer, California
10 km (7 mi)
SW of epicenter
(pop: 1,190)
Very weak
Placer, California
15 km (9 mi)
NNE of epicenter
Incline Village
(pop: 8,780)
Very weak
Washoe, Nevada
21 km (13 mi)
S of epicenter
South Lake Tahoe
(pop: 21,700)
Very weak
El Dorado, California
23 km (14 mi)
ENE of epicenter
Carson City
(pop: 54,500)
Very weak
27 km (17 mi)
NNW of epicenter
(pop: 16,300)
Very weak
Nevada, California
49 km (30 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 241,400)
Not felt
Washoe, Nevada
52 km (32 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 96,100)
Not felt
Washoe, Nevada
57 km (36 mi)
NNE of epicenter
Sun Valley
(pop: 19,300)
Not felt
Washoe, Nevada
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
2.6 4.9 km (3 mi) 2021-05-7 23:59:43 10km SE of Dollar Point, CA, USA USGS (United States Geological Survey)
2.2 9 km (5.6 mi) 2021-05-7 23:59:43 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA
0.2 km (0.1 mi) epicenter difference with USGS
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)


Seismic station: Columbia College, Columbia, CA, USA (CMB/BK network) | Distance from quake: 125 km / 78 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Columbia College, Columbia, CA, USA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User-reports for this quake (2)

At magnitude 2.6, 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.
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Carson City NV / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Cracking noises and rolling vibration, made me dizzy sitting down.  
Los Angeles / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s

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