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Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - 10km NNE of Morgan Hill, CA, on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm (GMT -8) -

Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - 10km NNE of Morgan Hill, CA, on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm (GMT -8) Minor mag. 1.4 earthquake - 10km NNE of Morgan Hill, CA, on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm (GMT -8)

Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 4 km depth

22 Jan 00:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 22, 2022 00:53:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jan 21, 2022 at 4:53 pm (GMT -8)
Depth3.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.20333°N / 121.5945°W (California, United States)
Antipode37.203°S / 58.406°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoClear Lake (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) NNE of Morgan Hill (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Gilroy (pop: 53,200) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNE of Watsonville (pop: 53,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Santa Clara (pop: 126,200) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Milpitas (pop: 77,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ESE of Cupertino (pop: 60,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ESE of seonibeil (pop: 151,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Mountain View (pop: 80,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SE of Fremont (pop: 232,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.7°C (57 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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1.43.6 km10km NNE of Morgan Hill, CAUSGS
1.43.6 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (1)

At magnitude 1.4, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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Morgan hill / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Very light  
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