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Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 4.1 mi northeast of Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 4.1 mi northeast of Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm (GMT -7) Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 4.1 mi northeast of Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 May 07:25 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 16, 2022 06:14:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.7
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude34°N / 116.45°W (Riverside, California, United States)
Antipode34°S / 63.55°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoLavic Lake (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) NE of Desert Hot Springs (pop: 28,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) S of Yucca Valley (pop: 21,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Palm Springs (pop: 47,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) N of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) NW of Indian Wells (pop: 87,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNW of La Quinta (pop: 40,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NW of Coachella (pop: 44,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) E of Riverside (pop: 322,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
681 km (423 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.710 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC

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In bed. well well / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Had just had bathroom break... it woke my husband as well 3+. One good shake. Also loud. Seemed shallow... (reported through our app)  
Sky Valley, CA (22.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and I wake up with the move of my bed… it was quickly.  
Cathedral city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Moreno valley / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
In bed / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : There was like a ground rumbling sound before the house shook.  
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