Minor earthquake - Southern California - January 21, 2020

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Magnitude : 3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-21 02:08:19

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Searles Valley, Ca Jan 21 20:08 2.6 10 MAP
USGS Searles Valley, Ca Jan 21 03:00 2.7 11 MAP
USGS Searles Valley, Ca Jan 21 02:08 3.1 10 MAP
EMSC Southern California Jan 21 02:08 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Los Angeles - I was woken up by if. Lasted very little
  • Los Angekes - lasted about 5 seconds
  • Los Angeles - Moderate shaking
  • Northridge - It lasted about 10 secs, nothing was damaged
  • Newhall - No damage. Lasted only a few seconds
  • West Los Angeles - I felt the shake and so did my two dogs. We are in a three story condo building and I’m on the first floor.
  • Azusa - Very weak shaking
  • Los Angeles - 11:41pm PST just a small shove-like force and residual minor movement lasting maybe 2-4 seconds. Very brief. Cat didn't even respond and he jumps up from my own movement.
  • Los Angeles - Weak shaking
  • Burbank - Just one big shake woke me up rattled windows lasted 5 second
  • Tarzana,, ca - Weak shaking
  • Van Nuys - Felt like 6 seconds - no property dammage
  • Eagle Rock - One strong jolt
  • Monterey Park California - Walls vibrated, quickly rolled in, rolled out
  • Burbank - A shake while sleeping.
  • Sylmar - Felt 11:41pm, heard loud rumbling then felt jolty/light shaking passing for about 5 seconds.
  • Canyon Country - Strong shaking
  • Burbank - Two Very quick jolts. Front window shook loudly.
  • Pasadena - Light shaking
  • Burbank - about 10-20 minutes ago
  • Burbank ,Ca - This quake felt like a hard jolt, strong enough to wake us all up with questions. I thought it might have been a 4 pointer. Time : approx. 4 seconds . This earthquake DID NOT have the rolling effect like past tremors.
  • Encino - no damage
  • Los angeles - Sudden jolt, then 3-5 second shaking
  • woodland hills - Rolling shaking about 7 seconds on 1-21-2020 about 12 a.m.
  • Encino - Loud roaring sudden jolt that woke me up. I felt the last couple seconds of it. Some of my family members also woke up, but one was still asleep. No property damage.
  • Canyon Country, CA - Laying on living room couch (ground floor) in a townhome at corner of Vista del Canon & Via Princessa (in Newhall/Canyon Country region of Santa Clarita, CA) at approx. 11:41 pm (PST) on Tues. Jan. 21, 2020 I felt a sudden jolt. The building shook & creaked, some items on shelves & walls shook gently. I sat up, waiting to see if it would intensify; it didn't. Shaking lasted no more than 5 seconds. The other three members of my family sleeping upstairs didn't awake.
  • Panorama City - Last night at 11:41PM I was awakened by a tremor that lasted about 6 seconds. No damage was done.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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