Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 13 mi southeast of Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 12:11 pm (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 13 mi southeast of Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 12:11 pm (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 14 km depth

19 Oct 19:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
19 Oct 20:44: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.8.
Update Tue, 19 Oct 2021, 19:18
Small 3.0 quake hits near Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA
3.0 quake 19 Oct 12:11 pm (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 19 Oct 12:11 pm (GMT -7)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in the United States near Hemet, Riverside County, California, only 7 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, at 12:11 pm local time at a shallow depth of 8.6 miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mountain Center (pop. 63) located 4 miles from the epicenter, East Hemet (pop. 17,400) 11 miles away, Hemet (pop. 83,900) 13 miles away, and San Jacinto (pop. 47,000) 14 miles away. In Palm Springs (pop. 47,400, 17 miles away), Cathedral City (pop. 53,800, 19 miles away), Menifee (pop. 87,200, 22 miles away), Temecula (pop. 112,000, 25 miles away), and Riverside (pop. 322,400, 41 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 19, 2021 19:11:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 12:11 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 13.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.66117°N / 116.76767°W (Riverside, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.661°S / 63.232°E
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Mountain Center (pop: 63) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) ESE of East Hemet (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Hemet (pop: 83,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of San Jacinto (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Palm Springs (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) E of Menifee (pop: 87,200) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Temecula (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of San Bernardino (pop: 216,100) --> See nearby quakes!
692 km (430 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13.8°C (57 F), humidity: 40%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.814 km10km SSW of Idyllwild, CAUSGS
2.513 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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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