Sismo leggero mag. 3.0 - 59 km a est da Bakersfield, Contea di Kern County, Stati Uniti, mercoledí, 12 maggio 2021 -
Sismo leggero magnitudine 3.0 at 6 km depth
12 May 10:16 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 2 minuti.
Update Wed, 12 May 2021, 10:21Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 37 miles northeast of Bakersfield, California, United States early morning
3.0 quake 12 May 3:14 am (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred early morning on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 3:14 am local time near Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 3.7 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Squirrel Mountain Valley (pop. 550) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Lake Isabella (pop. 3,500) 9 miles away, and Weldon (pop. 2,600) 12 miles away. In Alta Sierra (pop. 7,000, 18 miles away), Arvin (pop. 20,900, 32 miles away), Oildale (pop. 32,700, 36 miles away), Bakersfield (pop. 373,600, 37 miles away), and Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800, 41 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Data & ora: 12 May 2021 10:14:26 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro:
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 03:14 (GMT -7)
Profondità: 6.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 35.505°N / 118.38316°W
(Contea di Kern
, Contea di Kern
, Stati Uniti
Vulcano più vicino: Coso
(77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:13 km S da Squirrel Mountain Valley
(pop: 547) --> Vedi sismi vicini20 km SSO da Weldon
(pop: 2,640) --> Vedi sismi vicini30 km SSE da Alta Sierra (Kern County)
(pop: 7,050) --> Vedi sismi vicini52 km NE da Arvin
(pop: 20,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini58 km E da Oildale (Kern County)
(pop: 32,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini59 km ENE da Bakersfield
(pop: 373,600) --> Vedi sismi vicini66 km OSO da Ridgecrest
(pop: 28,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini85 km SE da Porterville
(pop: 56,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini93 km NNO da Lancaster
(pop: 161,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini440 km SE da Sacramento
(pop: 490,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS
(United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2 x 109
joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|3.0||6 km||14km SE of Bodfish, CA, USA||USGS|
|2.6||9 km||CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA||EMSC|
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93312 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating : I felt the one about 11:30 as I was going to sleep. It was before this one the same night but shook for about 45 seconds. It was the longest quake I’ve felt. It was weak shaking but I heard creaking.
Caliente / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
LAKE ISABELLA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Los Angeles / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Henderson, NV / not felt : Seen chandelier glass moving for about two minutes.
Tehachapi, CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
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