Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 8.2 mi northwest of Chico, Butte County, California, USA, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 2:49 pm (GMT -7) -
Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
23 May 21:54 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
|Date & time||May 23, 2022 21:49:50 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Monday, May 23, 2022 at 2:49 pm (GMT -7)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||39.775°N / 121.97933°W (Butte, California, United States)|
|Antipode||39.775°S / 58.021°E|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Lassen (89 km / 55 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||2 km (1 mi) WSW of Nord (pop: 320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
13 km (8 mi) WNW of Chico (pop: 90,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) E of Orland (Glenn County) (pop: 7,550) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SE of Corning (Tehama County) (pop: 7,550) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of Paradise (Butte County) (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NW of Oroville (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Yuba City (pop: 66,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) NNW of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Clear Sky 33.8°C (93 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from WNW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|2.9||20 km||5km NE of Hamilton City, CA||USGS|
|2.2||20 km||NORTHERN CALIFORNIA||EMSC|
|2.7||17 km||Northern California||RaspberryShake|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.9, 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.