Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 14 km depth
17 Aug 00:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
17 Aug 00:56: Now using data updates from USGS
17 Aug 15:28: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.5 to 14.2 km (from 9 to 8.8 mi).
Update Wed, 17 Aug 2022, 01:00
Small magnitude 3.3 quake hits 5 miles east of Banning, California, United States in the afternoon
3.3 quake 16 Aug 5:53 pm (GMT -7)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Banning, Riverside County, California, only 7 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 5:53 pm local time at a shallow depth of 9 miles. 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 3.3 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cabazon (pop. 2,500) located 1 miles from the epicenter, Banning (pop. 30,900) 5 miles away, Beaumont (pop. 43,800) 11 miles away, San Jacinto (pop. 47,000) 14 miles away, Palm Springs (pop. 47,400) 15 miles away, Hemet (pop. 83,900) 16 miles away, Yucaipa (pop. 53,300) 17 miles away, and Cathedral City (pop. 53,800) 21 miles away. In Riverside (pop. 322,400, 35 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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