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Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 35 mi southeast of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:28 pm (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 35 mi southeast of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:28 pm (GMT -7) Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 35 mi southeast of Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:28 pm (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 3 km depth

18 Aug 00:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
18 Aug 00:33: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.1 to 2.3 km (from 1.3 to 1.4 mi).
18 Aug 15:54: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.3 to 2.8 km (from 1.4 to 1.7 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 18, 2022 00:28:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:28 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth2.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.362°N / 115.79333°W (Imperial, California, United States)
Antipode33.362°S / 64.207°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSalton Buttes (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) W of Bombay Beach (pop: 295) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) ENE of Salton City (pop: 3,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) NNW of Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SE of Coachella (pop: 44,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) SE of Indian Wells (pop: 87,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SE of La Quinta (pop: 40,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) SE of Palm Desert (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
775 km (481 mi) SE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 43.4°C (110 F), humidity: 35%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | 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
2.92.8 km6km W of Bombay Beach, CAUSGS
2.85 kmSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAEMSC
2.92.8 kmSouthern CaliforniaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Big Chuckawalla Mtns (BC3/CI network) | Distance from quake: 45 km / 28 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Big Chuckawalla Mtns: 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 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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