Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 5.8 mi northeast of Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California, USA, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 8:07 am (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 5.8 mi northeast of Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California, USA, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 8:07 am (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 1 km depth

30 Nov 16:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
Date & time: Nov 30, 2021 16:07:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 8:07 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 1.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.16367°N / 121.5575°W (Santa Clara, California, United States)
Antipode: 37.164°S / 58.443°E
Nearest volcano: Clear Lake (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ENE of Morgan Hill (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Gilroy (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNE of Watsonville (pop: 53,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ESE of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Hollister (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Campbell (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ESE of Santa Clara (pop: 126,200) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SE of Milpitas (pop: 77,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ESE of seonibeil (pop: 151,800) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) S of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8.4°C (47 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.55 kmNORTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
2.71.4 km9km ENE of Morgan Hill, CAUSGS
2.71.4 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (6)

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Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, California (4.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, California (4.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
San Francisco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : One big bump  
San Francisco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : One big bump  
MORGAN HILL / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Light jiggle, startled me. I live on top of a mountain in Morgan Hill.  
Morgan Hill / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Seemed to shake over and then back. The dogs went crazy  
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