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Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 7km NE of Coso Junction, CA, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 00:34 GMT

Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 7km NE of Coso Junction, CA, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 00:34 GMT Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 7km NE of Coso Junction, CA, on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 00:34 GMT

Minor magnitude 1.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

24 May 00:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
24 May 00:37: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.1 to 4.9 km (from 3.8 to 3 mi).
24 May 18:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.9 to 6.1 km (from 3 to 3.8 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 24, 2021 00:34:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth6.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.09033°N / 117.88883°W (California, United States)
Antipode36.09°S / 62.111°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCoso (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities24 km (15 mi) SSE of Olancha (pop: 192) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) N of Inyokern (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) NW of Searles Valley (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NE of Weldon (pop: 2,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SSE of Lone Pine (pop: 2,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NE of Alta Sierra (Kern County) (pop: 7,050) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NE of Lake Isabella (pop: 3,470) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) E of East Porterville (pop: 6,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) NE of Arvin (pop: 20,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 106 joules (1.11 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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.
1.26.1 km7km NE of Coso Junction, CAUSGS


Seismic station: Cottonwood Creek (CWC/CI network) | Distance from quake: 42 km / 26 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Cottonwood Creek: 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

At magnitude 1.2, 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.

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