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Strong Earthquake Hits SoCal

Posted by feww on June 15, 2010

Earthquake Measuring Up to Magnitude 6.0Mw Strikes Southern California

The quake and its aftershocks may have caused some structural damage near the epicenter.

Fire Earth has abandoned its research into California earthquakes. The following details were released by USGS/EHP.

  • Magnitude: 5.9
  • Date-Time:
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 04:26:58 UTC
    • Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:26:58 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 32.698°N, 115.924°W
  • Depth: 6.9 km (4.3 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 8 km (5 miles) SE (124°) from Ocotillo, CA
    • 24 km (15 miles) WSW (244°) from Seeley, CA
    • 26 km (16 miles) ENE (70°) from Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
    • 36 km (22 miles) WSW (254°) from El Centro, CA
    • 104 km (65 miles) E (79°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 0.5 km (0.3 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles)
  • Parameters: Nph= 62, Dmin=6 km, Rmss=0.32 sec, Gp= 76°, M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=z
  • Source:
    • California Integrated Seismic Net:
  • Event ID ci14745580

10-degree Map Centered at 35°N,115°W

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

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One Response to “Strong Earthquake Hits SoCal”

  1. Chris mulvaney said

    So why are you not looking into earthquakes in California anymore?

    [Please see links provided. Moderator.]

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