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Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 12 mi northeast of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:19 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 12 mi northeast of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:19 am (GMT -7) Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 12 mi northeast of Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA, on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:19 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 2 km depth

22 May 13:23 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 22, 2022 13:19:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:19 am (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth2.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.82917°N / 121.55583°W (San Benito, California, United States)
Antipode36.829°S / 58.444°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMammoth Mountain (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) SW of San Juan Bautista (pop: 1,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Prunedale (pop: 17,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) W of Hollister (pop: 37,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Salinas (pop: 157,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) S of Gilroy (pop: 53,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Watsonville (pop: 53,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Morgan Hill (pop: 42,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) S of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeMist 7.7°C (46 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.92.2 km2km SW of San Juan Bautista, CAUSGS
2.75 kmCENTRAL CALIFORNIAEMSC
2.92.2 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (6)

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San Juan Bautista ca (37.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : It went bang bang twice really loud like gunshots and shook the u ouse really alone twice 2 large jolts biggest one I've ever felt | One user found this interesting.  
san juan bautista (2.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : In bed asleep and woke up due to intense brief shaking.  
San Juan Bautista / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
San Juan Bautista / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Very sharp jolt  
San Juan Bautista / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : It felt like something hit our building almost like a bomb went off.  
San Juan Bautista / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Very weak shaking  
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