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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 53 mi east of Porterville, Tulare County, California, USA, on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 53 mi east of Porterville, Tulare County, California, USA, on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm (GMT -7) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 53 mi east of Porterville, Tulare County, California, USA, on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 3 km depth

2 May 22:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
2 May 22:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.4 to 2.5 km (from 1.5 to 1.6 mi).
Update Mon, 2 May 2022, 22:06
Small magnitude 3.4 quake hits 11 miles southwest of Olancha, California, United States early afternoon
3.4 quake 2 May 2:56 pm (GMT -7)
3.4 quake 2 May 2:56 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred early afternoon on Monday, May 2nd, 2022, at 2:56 pm local time near Olancha, Inyo 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 1.5 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 3.4 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Olancha (pop. 190) located 11 miles from the epicenter. In Alta Sierra (pop. 7,000, 39 miles away), and Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800, 42 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 2, 2022 21:56:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth2.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.132°N / 118.06583°W (Inyo, California, United States)
Antipode36.132°S / 61.934°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCoso (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (11 mi) SSW of Olancha (pop: 192) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) NE of Alta Sierra (Kern County) (pop: 7,050) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) NNW of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) E of Porterville (pop: 56,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) E of Lindsay (Tulare County) (pop: 13,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) E of Visalia (pop: 130,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Delano (pop: 52,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (72 mi) E of Tulare (pop: 62,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) NE of Bakersfield (pop: 373,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
408 km (253 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.6°C (62 F), humidity: 14%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from W
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

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
3.35 kmCENTRAL CALIFORNIAEMSC
3.52.5 km14km NW of Coso Junction, CAUSGS
3.52.5 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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