04/16/2018, M3.8 near Grapevine

  • 16 Apr 2018 09:36:48 PDT, (35.043, -119.042), depth 7.7km, 15km NW of Grapevine, California.
  • Aftershocks: so far there have been no aftershocks recorded. Some may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock. The following probability report is based on the statistics of aftershocks typical for California. This is not an exact prediction, but only a rough guide to expected aftershock activity. This probability report may be revised as more information becomes available.
    • STRONG AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 5 and larger): at this time (immediately after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is less than 10%
    • EARTHQUAKES LARGER THAN THE MAINSHOCK: most likely, the recent mainshock will be the largest in the sequence. However, there is a small chance (APPROXIMATELY 5% TO 10%) of an earthquake equal to or larger than this mainshock in the next 7 days.
    • WEAK AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 3 to 5): in addition, up to approximately 2 SMALL AFTERSHOCKS are expected in the same 7-DAY PERIOD and may be felt locally.
  • Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 103 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M7.5 (1952/07/21) and the most recent was M4.2 on 22 Sep 2005. Known as the Kern County earthquake, the Mw7.5 event on July 21, 1952 caused widespread damage and was felt across California and Nevada. See the special report on the SCEDC website for more information. Many of the other catalog events in this area are aftershocks of the 1952 Kern County earthquake. The M3.7 earthquake near Bodfish on April 13, 2018, was located approximately 60 km from this event near Grapevine, but is also along the section of fault responsible for the Kern County earthquake.
  • Nearby faults: Wheeler Ridge fault zone (Wheeler Ridge fault) (1.5 km), Pleito fault zone, western Pleito section (Pleito fault) (3.8 km), unnamed faults (1952 earthquake fractures) (4.2 km), Pleito fault zone, eastern Pleito section (Pleito fault) (5.9 km) and Pleito fault zone, western Pleito section (Oak Hill thrust) (13.5 km).
  • Links for: USGS earthquake page, ShakeMap, DYFI, waveforms.
  • Visit our special reports page for further information on local notable earthquakes.

Below are the waveform data associated with this event, as recorded in our Live Seismograms Feed.

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