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Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 7.5 mi southwest of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm (GMT -8) -

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 7.5 mi southwest of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm (GMT -8) Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 7.5 mi southwest of Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA, on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm (GMT -8)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 4 km depth

19 Nov 21:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
19 Nov 22:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.0 to 3.5 km (from 2.5 to 2.2 mi).

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 19, 2022 21:49:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm (GMT -8)
Depth3.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.57117°N / 120.80617°W (San Luis Obispo, California, United States)
Antipode35.571°S / 59.194°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGolden Trout Creek (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) WNW of Templeton (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 7,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) WSW of Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 27,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NW of Atascadero (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) N of Morro Bay (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 10,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) E of Cambria (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 6,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NNW of San Luis Obispo (pop: 47,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (pop: 105,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
340 km (211 mi) S of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 19°C (66 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 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.
2.83.5 km9km WNW of Templeton, CAUSGS
2.83.5 kmCentral CaliforniaRaspberryShake
2.810 kmCentral CaliforniaIRIS


Seismic station: Simmler (SMM/CI network) | Distance from quake: 79 km / 49 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Simmler: 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 (1)

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Templeton (7.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Upstairs in my room sitting on my bed felt the bed move side to side, windows rattle. | One user found this interesting.  

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