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Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 6km N of Taft, CA, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 6km N of Taft, CA, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm (GMT -7) Minor mag. 1.2 earthquake - 6km N of Taft, CA, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 1.2 earthquake at 11 km depth

15 Aug 02:33 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 minutes.
15 Aug 02:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.7 to 7.5 km (from 4.2 to 4.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.5 mi) towards N.
15 Aug 17:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.5 to 11.2 km (from 4.7 to 7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2022 02:31:25 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.2
Depth11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.19333°N / 119.45083°W (California, United States)
Antipode35.193°S / 60.549°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGolden Trout Creek (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) N of Taft (Kern County) (pop: 9,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
7 km (4 mi) NNE of Taft Heights (pop: 1,950) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Shafter (Kern County) (pop: 18,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Bakersfield (pop: 373,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Santa Barbara (pop: 91,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Santa Maria (pop: 105,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) N of Ventura (pop: 96,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) NW of Santa Clarita (pop: 182,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 34.9°C (95 F), humidity: 16%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 106 joules (1.11 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.211 km6km N of Taft, CAUSGS
1.211 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Calstate Bakersfield (BAK/CI network) | Distance from quake: 36 km / 22 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Calstate Bakersfield: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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