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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 12km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 7:26 am (GMT -8) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 12km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 7:26 am (GMT -8) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 12km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA, on Monday, Nov 29, 2021 at 7:26 am (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 4 km depth

29 Nov 15:28 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
29 Nov 15:30: Magnitude recalculated from 1.7 to 1.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.3 to 4.4 km (from 5.8 to 2.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2021 15:26:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 29, 2021 at 7:26 am (GMT -8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.6
Depth4.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.24617°N / 116.083°W (California, United States)
Antipode33.246°S / 63.917°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSalton Buttes (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) WSW of Salton City (pop: 3,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) S of Oasis (pop: 6,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) S of Coachella (pop: 44,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) SSE of La Quinta (pop: 40,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Indian Wells (pop: 87,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) WNW of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SSE of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) NW of El Sentro (pop: 44,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SE of Palm Springs (pop: 47,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 17.3°C (63 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.64.4 km12km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CAUSGS
1.64.4 kmSouthern CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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