Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 11 km depth
24 Jun 09:08 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 3 minutes.
24 Jun 09:08: Now using data updates from USGS
24 Jun 16:40: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.1 to 10.7 km (from 6.9 to 6.6 mi).
25 Jun 00:50: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.4.
Update Fri, 24 Jun 2022, 09:12Small magnitude 3.5 earthquake 15 miles southwest of Coalinga, California, United States
3.5 quake 24 Jun 2:05 am (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred early morning on Friday, June 24th, 2022, at 2:05 am local time near Coalinga, Fresno County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 6.9 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 3.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Parkfield (pop. 18) located 7 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Coalinga (pop. 16,600) located 15 miles from the epicenter, Avenal (pop. 13,300) 22 miles away, and Paso Robles (pop. 27,200) 26 miles away. In Atascadero (pop. 29,800, 34 miles away), Lemoore (pop. 25,600, 47 miles away), and San Luis Obispo (pop. 47,300, 48 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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