Event status: highly uncertain [?]

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 36 mi southeast of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Wednesday, July, 14 2021 12:51 GMT -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 36 mi southeast of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Wednesday, July, 14 2021 12:51 GMT
14 Jul 12:53 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
Date & time: Jul 14, 2021 12:51:29 UTC -
Magnitude: unknown
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.52979°N / 117.64249°W (Los Angeles, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.53°S / 62.358°E
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) NNE of San Juan Capistrano (pop: 36,500) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) S of Ladera Ranch (Orange County) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) E of Laguna Niguel (pop: 65,800) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Mission Viejo (pop: 97,200) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) NE of Dana Point (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) ESE of Aliso Viejo (pop: 50,200) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NNW of San Clemente (pop: 65,500) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Lake Forest (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) SSE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
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User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Norwalk, Los Angeles, California (59.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Santa Barbara / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Orange / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Asam Diego, CA (74.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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