Event status: disregarded [?]

Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 1.2 mi northeast of Garden Grove, Orange County, California, USA, Sep 15, 2021 6:59 am (GMT -7) -

Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 1.2 mi northeast of Garden Grove, Orange County, California, USA, Sep 15, 2021 6:59 am (GMT -7)
15 Sep 14:08 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 9 minutes.
Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 13:59:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 6:59 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3?
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.78942°N / 117.93274°W (Orange, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.789°S / 62.067°E
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNE of Garden Grove (pop: 175,400) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) SSW of Anaheim (pop: 350,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) W of Orange (pop: 141,000) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Westminster (pop: 92,100) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NW of Santa Ana (pop: 335,400) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) S of Fullerton (pop: 140,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SE of Buena Park (pop: 83,300) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Tustin (pop: 80,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SE of Los Angeles (pop: 3,971,900) --> See nearby quakes!
621 km (386 mi) SSE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 17.5°C (64 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from NE
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
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Laguna Hills (0 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : In living room sitting in recliner. Very faint  
Huntington Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
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