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Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - 8km WNW of Johannesburg, CA, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -7) -

Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - 8km WNW of Johannesburg, CA, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -7) Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - 8km WNW of Johannesburg, CA, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -7)

Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 9 km depth

20 May 18:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
20 May 18:13: Now using data updates from USGS
20 May 18:15: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.9 to 8.8 km (from 4.3 to 5.5 mi).
20 May 20:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.8 to 9.0 km (from 5.5 to 5.6 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 18:10:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 11:10 am (GMT -7)
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.394°N / 117.71883°W (California, United States)
Antipode35.394°S / 62.281°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCoso (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) WNW of Randsburg (pop: 69) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) S of Ridgecrest (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) NE of California City (Kern County) (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) NE of Rosamond (Kern County) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NW of Barstow Heights (San Bernardino County) (pop: 24,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NW of Barstow Heights (San Bernardino County) (pop: 24,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) NNE of Lancaster (pop: 161,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Palmdale (pop: 158,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 21%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.59 km8km WNW of Johannesburg, CAUSGS
2.59 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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