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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - California, USA, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:39 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - California, USA, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:39 pm (GMT -8) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - California, USA, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:39 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 13 km depth

18 Jan 07:41 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
18 Jan 07:42: Now using data updates from USGS
18 Jan 07:45: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5.
18 Jan 16:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.2 to 12.5 km (from 7.6 to 7.8 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 18, 2022 07:39:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:39 pm (GMT -8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth12.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.8255°N / 116.75067°W (Riverside, California, United States)
Antipode33.826°S / 63.249°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt76 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLavic Lake (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities679 km (422 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 1.1°C (34 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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
3.513 km10km NNW of Idyllwild, CAUSGS
3.55 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
0.59.5 kmSouthern CaliforniaRaspberryShake

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Banning, Riverside, California (16.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : In bed upstairs Heard the boom noise at the same time as the first movement then it rattled for a few seconds. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Whitewater 92282 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Like a cannon shot, shook house hard for a couple of seconds. Whitewater, Excelsior Street | 5 users found this interesting.  
Murrieta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : Sudden jolt waking me | 5 users found this interesting.  
92596 (41.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt a quick jolt followed by another larger jolt | 3 users found this interesting.  
Mountain Center (28.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Could hear very low rumbling noise moving towards us. It grew louder as it came closer, then a vibration ran under our home as it dissipated. | One user found this interesting.  
Palm Springs ca (19.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Hesrd the rumble, muted TV, then heard it louder and felt the jolt. Seem as if things kept rumbling deep for several second s | One user found this interesting.  
92596 (40.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Upstairs in house and desk started shaking then rolling happened | 2 users found this interesting.  
Palm Springs, California (17.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I could feel the ground moving while seated in my chair in my house | 2 users found this interesting.  
bermuda dunes (43.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I was on my bed and I felt the bed, along with my stuff shake for about 2-3 seconds. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Palm Springs, CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Heard rumble (as if airliner taking off at airport nearby) then a loud, sudden loud bang with entire house shook and stopped. | One user found this interesting.  
Desert hot springs / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : We felt a strong jolt beneath us that made us get up and look for what happened. No shaking or rattling. | One user found this interesting.  
near Murrieta, Riverside, California (42 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Studying at desk upstairs, then furniture started shaking and making sounds. Ground was vibrating, woke some people in the house up.  
Winchester ca (42.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Walls and bed shaked . It was fast did not last 4mag? | One user found this interesting.  
Banning / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Heard the rumbling before I felt it! | One user found this interesting.  
WHITEWATER / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : It felt like something crashed into the house. | One user found this interesting.  
Rancho Mirage / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Felt like a thud. My husband stayed asleep. | One user found this interesting.  
Palm springs, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Felt a quick jolt. Like if the walls compressed and released tension | One user found this interesting.  
PALM SPRINGS (19.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Woke me up | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Temecula (52.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Florida, Riverside (15.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Was laying in bed and felt the rattle and my dresser shook and hanging light shook.  
Running Springs, San Bernardino, California (54.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : in bed and the bed vibrated  
Palm Springs CA (19.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : In bed awake at 11:39pm. House creaked, dogs barked.  
Rancho mirage California (33.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Laying down, watching tv. Heard rumbling  
Temecula (52.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Palm Springs (19.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke me up while sleeping  
Palm Springs (26 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rumbling, then vibration  
Hemet (24.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shook my bed and rattled the window. Woke the cat up too  
Running Springs, San Bernardino, California (54.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : in bed and the bed vibrated  
Desert Hot Springs (26.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : Quick shake  
Murrieta (40.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Light shaking  
Beaumont Ca (31.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : quick jolt. Felt on second floor  
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