Moderate mag. 3.6 earthquake - Inyo County, 31 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:37 pm (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 3.6 earthquake - Inyo County, 31 mi northeast of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:37 pm (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 3 km depth

20 May 01:39 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
20 May 01:55: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.7 to 3.0 km (from 1.1 to 1.9 mi).
Update Thu, 20 May 2021, 01:45
Small magnitude 3.6 earthquake 31 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, California, United States
3.6 quake 19 May 6:37 pm (GMT -7)
3.6 quake 19 May 6:37 pm (GMT -7)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.6 quake in the United States near Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 6:37 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.1 miles. 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 3.6 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 15 miles from the epicenter, Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800) 31 miles away, and China Lake Acres (pop. 1,900) 34 miles away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 20, 2021 01:37:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:37 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.97483°N / 117.3245°W (Inyo, California, United States)
Antipode: 35.975°S / 62.676°E
Nearest volcano: Coso (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NNE of Searles Valley (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NE of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of Fort Irwin (San Bernardino County) (pop: 8,850) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNE of Lancaster (pop: 161,100) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) N of Victorville (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Bakersfield (pop: 373,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NNE of Palmdale (pop: 158,400) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) N of Hesperia (pop: 93,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) W of Las Vegas (Nevada) (pop: 623,700) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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
3.63 km24km N of Trona, CAUSGS
3.65 kmCENTRAL CALIFORNIAEMSC

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China Lake, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was upstairs at work. Felt vibration and things on my desk rattled.  
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