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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 3.2 mi east of Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 2:16 pm (GMT -8) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 3.2 mi east of Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 2:16 pm (GMT -8) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 3.2 mi east of Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, USA, on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 2:16 pm (GMT -8)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 3 km depth

23 Nov 22:18 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
23 Nov 22:21: Now using data updates from USGS
23 Nov 22:21: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.6 to 3.3 km (from 1.6 to 2.1 mi).
Update Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 22:27

Small tremor of magnitude 2.6 just reported 3 miles southeast of Yorba Linda, California, United States

2.6 quake 23 Nov 2:16 pm (GMT -8)
2.6 quake 23 Nov 2:16 pm (GMT -8)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.6 quake in the United States near Yorba Linda, Orange County, California, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, at 2:16 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 2.1 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 Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), which listed it as a magnitude 2.6 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 2.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Yorba Linda (pop. 68,000) located 3 miles from the epicenter, Placentia (pop. 52,500) 6 miles away, Chino Hills (pop. 78,300) 8 miles away, Orange (pop. 141,000) 8 miles away, Anaheim (pop. 350,700) 9 miles away, Fullerton (pop. 140,800) 10 miles away, and Tustin (pop. 80,600) 10 miles away. In Chino (pop. 85,600, 10 miles away), Santa Ana (pop. 335,400, 11 miles away), and Corona (pop. 164,200, 11 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 23, 2022 22:16:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 23, 2022 at 2:16 pm (GMT -8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.6
Depth3.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.87683°N / 117.75983°W (Orange County, California, United States)
Antipode33.877°S / 62.24°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt57 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLavic Lake (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) ESE of Yorba Linda (pop: 68,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) E of Placentia (pop: 52,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) S of Chino Hills (pop: 78,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NE of Orange (pop: 141,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Anaheim (pop: 350,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) E of Fullerton (pop: 140,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) NE of Santa Ana (pop: 335,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) W of Corona (pop: 164,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22.6°C (73 F), humidity: 31%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 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
2.63.3 km5km ESE of Yorba Linda, CAUSGS
2.75 km5km ESE of Yorba Linda, CAEMSC
2.610 kmSouthern CaliforniaIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Saddleback (SDD/CI network) | Distance from quake: 37 km / 23 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Saddleback: 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 (57)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Anaheim Hills, Ca (0.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : While sitting on the couch the earthquake was a fast boom felt like I got rear ended in a car and then it was over I heard the boom sound the whole house moved all at once. Anaheim Hills Lapalma and Mark Street | 2 users found this interesting.  
Yorba Linda, CA (4.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was inside my garage at my bench. It felt fairly strong at the time. It rattled the floor and walls for approximately 2 seconds. Scared the tar out of me. | One user found this interesting.  
yorba linda (3.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : garage wall jolted, once a little, like something smallish bumping it ( big person slamming into a wall) then like something bigger hitting the wall ( motorcycle size /weight but low speed - not a real slam, just a heavier bump). Brief jolt, no extended shaking. | One user found this interesting.  
Yorba Linda, CA (7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on sofa. There was a quick jolt. I felt it and heard the house “cracking”. Very slight shaking for about 5 seconds afterwards.  
Anaheim Hills (3.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : quick heavy shaking or jolt for about 5 seconds strong | One user found this interesting.  
Yorba Linda / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : More of a hard jolt as if a very heavy object like a large safe fell over on the second floor and shook the house. The noise was very loud as well and startled everyone in the house.  
Yorba Linda / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I actually did not feel any shaking. It was like someone picked the house up and dropped it down real hard.  
Anaheim Hills, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Loud jolt that lasted a second or two. It felt like someone hit or dropped something on the building I was in.  
Wendell 92807 two strong jolts, minor damage to s / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Two rapid large jolts , minor cracking to stucco and patio slab, and garage floor | One user found this interesting.  
Yorba Linda / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Boom - moderate | One user found this interesting.  
At home in recliner / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Two jolts one second apart. First one seemed stronger. We had one object fall off of a shelf. | One user found this interesting.  
Yorba Linda / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Back and forth and back. That’s it | One user found this interesting.  
Yorba linda 92886 (2.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump : Weak shaking  
Yorba Linda, Orange, California (3.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : 2 thuds  
Anaheim (16.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Jolt  
Home (4.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : One window creaked loudly  
Yorba linda 92886 (2.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump : Weak shaking  
Yorba Linda (5.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Jolt  
Yorba Linda (33.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short
Yorba linda (0.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Big jolt. Home. Windows rattled.  
92808 (56.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Upstairs in my home  
Yoruba Linda , California (5.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt a quick jolt. About one second long.  
92886 (3.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Standing inside house single story. Felt like a car hit the house! One big bump.  
Yorba Linda, CA (4.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quick shacking  
Anaheim 92807 (4.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quick rumbling  
placentia, ca (8.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Corona, Riverside (14.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : SHORT SHAKING  
92886 (2.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
yorba linda (4.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : mirror was shaking  
Yorba Linda (2.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Anaheim Hills (4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
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