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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm (GMT -8) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - California, USA, on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 4 km depth

20 Jan 04:28 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
20 Jan 04:29: Now using data updates from USGS
20 Jan 15:46: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 3.0 to 3.9 km (from 1.9 to 2.4 mi).
Date & time: Jan 20, 2022 04:26:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:26 pm (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 3.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.72983°N / 116.8985°W (Riverside, California, United States)
Antipode: 33.73°S / 63.102°E
Nearest volcano: Lavic Lake (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
679 km (422 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.1°C (52 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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
3.03.9 km2km SSW of Valle Vista, CAUSGS
3.13 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
0.72.8 kmSouthern CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (19)

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Hemet (3.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Felt like a moderate "bump" and a loud boom followed by light shaking and a role that tapered off shortly after. | 9 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Hemet, Riverside, California (7.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sitting on my couch heard a very loud rumble sound flowed by hard shake then a wave feel. 3.1 mag/ val vista California. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Hemet (8.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Watching the news it was very quick and hard like a car hit the house | 7 users found this interesting.  
Hemet, Riverside, California (7.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sitting on my couch heard a very loud rumble sound flowed by hard shake then a wave feel. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Valle vista california (3.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two quick jolts | 7 users found this interesting.  
SAN JACINTO, CA (8.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rumbling in the house | 4 users found this interesting.  
Helmet california (3.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : In bed strong quick jolting | 4 users found this interesting.  
Hemet (3.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : In my room blood | 4 users found this interesting.  
Hemet calif (6.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Quick jolt loud | 3 users found this interesting.  
Hemet / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : almost went under my desk | 2 users found this interesting.  
valle vista, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : I felt the jolt then a shaking for about 2 to 3 seconds. shook hanging lights and items on the shelf. no damage that i see.  
92544 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking | One user found this interesting.  
92596 (22.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Hemet California (7.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Hemet / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : A jolt then shaking.  
92544 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking  
Eureka / not felt
Hemet / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
San Jacinto / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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