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Minor mag. 0.7 earthquake - 6km S of Idyllwild, CA, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm (GMT -7) -

Minor mag. 0.7 earthquake - 6km S of Idyllwild, CA, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm (GMT -7) Minor mag. 0.7 earthquake - 6km S of Idyllwild, CA, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm (GMT -7)

Minor magnitude 0.7 earthquake at 16 km depth

3 Oct 20:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
3 Oct 23:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.2 to 15.9 km (from 11.9 to 9.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.7 km (1.7 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 2022 20:16:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm (GMT -7)
Depth15.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.68767°N / 116.70783°W (California, United States)
Antipode33.688°S / 63.292°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSalton Buttes (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (2 mi) SE of Mountain Center (pop: 63) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SW of Palm Springs (pop: 47,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ESE of East Hemet (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Cathedral City (pop: 53,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) ESE of Hemet (pop: 83,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ESE of San Jacinto (pop: 47,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Riverside (pop: 322,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SE of San Bernardino (pop: 216,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24.6°C (76 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 105 joules (0.197 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.
0.716 km6km S of Idyllwild, CAUSGS
0.710 kmSouthern CaliforniaIRIS
0.716 kmSouthern CaliforniaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Keenwild Fire Station, Mountain Center, CA, USA (KNW/AZ network) | Distance from quake: 3 km / 2 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Keenwild Fire Station, Mountain Center, CA, USA: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 0.7, 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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