Sismo débil mag. 2.9 - 7.3 miles E of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, Thursday, 08 Apr. 2021 -

Sismo débil mag. 2.9 - 7.3 miles E of El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, Thursday, 08 Apr. 2021

Sismo débil magnitud 2.9 at 15 km depth

8 Apr 02:11 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 3 minutos.
8 Apr 02:11: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: USGS
8 Apr 14:16: Magnitud recalculada de 3.0 a 2.9. Profundidad recalculada de 11.3 a 15.3 km (de 7 a 9.5 mi).
Update Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 02:15
Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 7 miles east of El Centro, California, United States early evening
3.0 quake 7 Apr 7:08 pm (GMT -7)
3.0 quake 7 Apr 7:08 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred early evening on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 7:08 pm local time near El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 7 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Holtville (pop. 6,400) located 4 miles from the epicenter, Heber (pop. 4,300) 7 miles away, El Centro (pop. 44,000) 7 miles away, Imperial (pop. 17,100) 8 miles away, Calexico (pop. 40,100) 9 miles away, Mexicali (pop. 689,800) 11 miles away, Santa Isabel (pop. 29,300) 14 miles away, and Brawley (pop. 25,900) 14 miles away. In Puebla (pop. 15,200, 16 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 8 Apr 2021 02:08:32 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021 19:08 (GMT -7)
Magnitud: 2.9
Profundidad: 15.3 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 32.786°N / 115.43817°W (Condado de Imperial, Condado de Kern, Estados Unidos)
Volcán mas cercano: Salton Buttes (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km al OSO de Holtville (pop: 6,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
12 km al E de El Centro (pop: 44,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
13 km al NNE de Calexico (pop: 40,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
14 km al ESE de Imperial (pop: 17,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
18 km al N de Mexicali (Baja California, México) (pop: 689,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
21 km al NE de Santa Isabel (Baja California, México) (pop: 29,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
23 km al SSE de Brawley (Imperial County) (pop: 25,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
24 km al E de Seeley (Imperial County) (pop: 1,740) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
26 km al NNO de Puebla (Baja California, México) (pop: 15,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
845 km al SE de Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 32°C (90 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.915 km6km WSW of Holtville, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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.
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mexicali B.C (13.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Imperial. Ca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Mexicali / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Calexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s
El Centro, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
San Marcos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It felt like a gentle vibration for 10 secs  
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