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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 27 mi east of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 27 mi east of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm (GMT -7) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 27 mi east of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

13 Mar 20:55 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
13 Mar 20:55: Now using data updates from USGS
13 Mar 20:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2.
13 Mar 21:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1.
Update Sun, 13 Mar 2022, 21:03
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA
4.2 quake 13 Mar 1:51 pm (GMT -7)
4.2 quake 13 Mar 1:51 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred around noon on Sunday, March 13th, 2022, at 1:51 pm local time near Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 3.9 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Soledad (pop. 25,000) located 14 miles from the epicenter, Greenfield (pop. 17,200) 19 miles away, Hollister (pop. 37,500) 22 miles away, and Salinas (pop. 157,400) 27 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Prunedale (pop. 17,600) located 30 miles from the epicenter, Gilroy (pop. 53,200) 36 miles away, Seaside (pop. 33,000) 37 miles away, Los Banos (pop. 37,500) 38 miles away, and Watsonville (pop. 53,600) 39 miles away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 13, 2022 20:51:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.1
Depth6.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.58667°N / 121.1895°W (San Benito, California, United States)
Antipode36.587°S / 58.811°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMammoth Mountain (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (14 mi) NE of Soledad (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) N of Greenfield (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Hollister (pop: 37,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) ESE of Salinas (pop: 157,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Prunedale (pop: 17,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SE of Gilroy (pop: 53,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) E of Seaside (Monterey County) (pop: 33,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Los Banos (Merced County) (pop: 37,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) SE of Watsonville (pop: 53,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
224 km (139 mi) S of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 18.1°C (65 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.16.2 km7km NW of Pinnacles, CAUSGS
4.15 kmCENTRAL CALIFORNIAEMSC
4.16.2 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (4)

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36515 Metz Rd so. 8 soledad, california (21.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : Felt a jolt then like a roll  
Greenfield ca (25.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Laying in bed first I heard it sounded like a truck going by Then I felt a slight shake  
Greenfield (28.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Felt it in bed, felt like passing a semi on the freeway  
Hollister, ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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