Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 6km S of Pine Valley, CA, on Friday, 21 May 2021 at 03:14 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 6km S of Pine Valley, CA, on Friday, 21 May 2021 at 03:14 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 14 km depth

21 May 03:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
21 May 03:18: Magnitude recalculated from 1.6 to 1.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.2 to 24.4 km (from 13.2 to 15.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (1 mi) towards W.
21 May 13:38: Magnitude recalculated from 1.5 to 1.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 24.4 to 13.5 km (from 15.2 to 8.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 69 km (43 mi) towards S.
21 May 14:28: Magnitude recalculated from 1.9 to 1.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.5 to 13.7 km (from 8.4 to 8.5 mi).
Date & time: 21 May 2021 03:14:34 UTC -
Magnitude: 1.8
Depth: 13.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.16767°N / 116.66567°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNW of El Porvenir (Baja California) (pop: 1,420) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Primo Tapia (Baja California) (pop: 4,920) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) N of Ensenada (Baja California) (pop: 279,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Terrazas del Valle (Baja California) (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SE of Villa del Prado 2da Seccion (Baja California) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Rosarito (Baja California) (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SE of Rancho La Gloria (Baja California) (pop: 26,900) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Tecate (Baja California) (pop: 64,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Porticos de San Antonio (Tijuana, Baja California) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of Tijuana (Baja California) (pop: 1,301,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
1.814 km6km S of Pine Valley, CAUSGS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.