Terremoto moderado mag. 3.8 - Inyo County, 52 miles E of Porterville, Tulare County, California, USA, Sunday, 17 Jan. 2021 -
Terremoto moderado magnitud 3.8 at 1 km depth
17 Jan 03:18 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 3 minutos.
17 Jan 03:18: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: USGS
Update Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 03:24Small magnitude 3.8 earthquake 52 miles east of Porterville, California, United States
3.8 quake 16 Jan 7:14 pm (GMT -8)
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Porterville, Tulare County, California, USA, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 0.9 miles beneath the epicenter early evening on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 7:14 pm local time. 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 3.8 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Olancha (pop. 190) located 8 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lone Pine (pop. 2,000) located 29 miles from the epicenter, and Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800) 46 miles away. In Porterville (pop. 56,100, 52 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Fecha & hora: 17 Jan 2021 03:14:49 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 19:14 (GMT -8)
Profundidad: 1.4 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 36.18683°N / 118.097°W
(Condado de Inyo
, Condado de Kern
, Estados Unidos
Volcán mas cercano: Golden Trout Creek
(28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:13 km al SO de Olancha
(pop: 192) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!47 km al S de Lone Pine
(pop: 2,040) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!65 km al NE de Alta Sierra (Kern County)
(pop: 7,050) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!74 km al NNO de Ridgecrest
(pop: 28,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!84 km al E de Porterville
(pop: 56,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!89 km al E de Lindsay (Tulare County)
(pop: 13,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!108 km al E de Visalia
(pop: 130,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!112 km al E de Tulare
(pop: 62,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!123 km al NE de Bakersfield
(pop: 373,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!401 km al SE de Sacramento
(pop: 490,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13°C
(55 F), humidity: 34%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
(United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.2 x 1010
joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|3.8||1.4 km||13km SW of Olancha, CA, USA||USGS|
|3.8||5 km||CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA||EMSC|
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