Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 5.3 mi west of West Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA, on Monday, Jul 4, 2022 at 12:22 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 5.3 mi west of West Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA, on Monday, Jul 4, 2022 at 12:22 am (GMT -7) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 5.3 mi west of West Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA, on Monday, Jul 4, 2022 at 12:22 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Jul 07:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
4 Jul 07:26: Now using data updates from USGS
4 Jul 09:28: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.1 to 10.3 km (from 8.1 to 6.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards ENE.
Update Mon, 4 Jul 2022, 07:33
Small magnitude 3.5 quake hits 6 miles west of West Bishop, California, United States after midnight
3.5 quake 4 Jul 12:22 am (GMT -7)
3.5 quake 4 Jul 12:22 am (GMT -7)
A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported after midnight near West Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Monday, July 4th, 2022, at 12:22 am local time at a shallow depth of 8.1 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 Mesa (pop. 250) located 5 miles from the epicenter, and West Bishop (pop. 2,600) 6 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek (pop. 2,600) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Big Pine (pop. 1,800) 20 miles away, and Mammoth Lakes (pop. 7,900) 31 miles away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 4, 2022 07:22:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jul 4, 2022 at 12:22 am (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.4
Depth10.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.353°N / 118.55167°W (Inyo, California, United States)
Antipode37.353°S / 61.448°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt8 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLong Valley (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (5 mi) S of Mesa (pop: 251) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) W of West Bishop (pop: 2,610) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NW of Big Pine (pop: 1,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SE of Mammoth Lakes (pop: 7,950) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) ENE of Clovis (pop: 104,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) ENE of Fresno (pop: 520,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (82 mi) NNE of Visalia (pop: 130,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
292 km (181 mi) ESE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15.5°C (60 F), humidity: 30%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 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
3.410.3 km8km SSE of Round Valley, CAUSGS
3.110 kmCENTRAL CALIFORNIAEMSC
3.410.3 kmCalifornia-Nevada Border RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (8)

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San Diego, CA (530.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 minutes : I was woken up by the bed shaking back and forth. I live alone and no pets so I knew it couldn't be from someone else. | One user found this interesting.  
Merced California (168.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : My in laws both said they felt a shake and woke up to it. My wife and I woke up to what felt like someone was shaking our bed. My dogs strangely didn’t go nuts but we’re woken up and alert. If I had to estimate the time it was between midnight and 6 a  
Bishop california (13.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While In bed, bed started to shake. | One user found this interesting.  
Bishop, CA (11.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Loud rumbling and vibration. | One user found this interesting.  
Bishop (12.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I felt my bed shaking like a diesel truck was idling outside my window  
J Birchim Dixon Lane Bishop Ca. / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Heard rumbling from the west then a jolt and shaking lasting a few seconds.  
Bishop, California / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Bishop / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : A hard bump  
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4.8 km
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1.9 km
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0.3 km
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Jan 24, 1985 11:27
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5.2

10.1 km
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4.2 km
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Oct 4, 1978 16:42
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3.1 km
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6 km
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12 km
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Aug 1, 1986 14:28
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8 km
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Mar 25, 1985 16:05
37 years ago
5.1

5.8 km
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Sep 7, 1980 06:48
42 years ago
5.1

6 km
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May 26, 1980 12:24
42 years ago
5.1

7.2 km
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Oct 4, 1978 17:39
44 years ago
5.1

16 km
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Jun 30, 2020 09:24
2 years ago
5.0

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May 20, 2020 12:36
2 years ago
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12 km
118km / 73mi30 mi W of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USAMore
Oct 1, 2009 10:01
13 years ago
5.0

4 km
124km / 77mi6.9 mi S of Keeler, Inyo County, California, USAMore
Aug 2, 1999 06:05
23 years ago
5.0

6 km
129km / 80miNye County, 137 mi NW of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USAMore
Mar 7, 1998 00:36
24 years ago
5.0

0.2 km
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