Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 16km ESE of Yosemite Valley, CA, on Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 16km ESE of Yosemite Valley, CA, on Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 9 km depth

13 Oct 10:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 hours.
Date & time: Oct 13, 2021 03:14:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 1.5
Depth: 8.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.693°N / 119.406°W (California, United States)
Antipode: 37.693°S / 60.594°E
Nearest volcano: Inyo Craters (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) ESE of Yosemite Valley (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Mammoth Lakes (pop: 7,950) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Oakhurst (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Mariposa (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNE of Yosemite Lakes (pop: 4,950) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos (Madera County) (pop: 8,570) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NE of Chowchilla (Madera County) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of Madera (pop: 64,200) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Clovis (pop: 104,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ENE of Merced (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 107 joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) More info
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1.58.7 km16km ESE of Yosemite Valley, CAUSGS

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