Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - Alpine County, 23 mi southeast of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA, on Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 20:11 (GMT) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - Alpine County, 23 mi southeast of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California, USA, on Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 20:11 (GMT)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 2 km depth

29 May 20:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
29 May 20:14: Now using data updates from USGS
30 May 10:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.6 to 2.1 km (from 1 to 1.3 mi).
Date & time: 29 May 2021 20:11:35 UTC -
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 2.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.649°N / 119.77817°W (Alpine, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mono Lake (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Markleeville (pop: 210) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Topaz Ranch Estates (Nevada) (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Gardnerville Ranchos (Nevada) (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSE of South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Smith Valley (Nevada) (pop: 1,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Johnson Lane (Douglas County, Nevada) (pop: 6,490) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSE of Truckee (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Reno (Nevada) (pop: 241,400) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) S of Sparks (Nevada) (pop: 96,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.92.1 km5km SSE of Markleeville, CAUSGS
2.92 kmNORTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC

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2930 Mountain View Drive, Camino, CA 95709 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was sitting at kitchen table, chair shook back and forth slightly for two or three seconds. There might have been a quick vertical movement up, but it was not as strong as the sideways movement. Wife was standing nearby and did not notice. I looked at chandelier and it was not swinging  
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