05/30/2018, M3.8 near Thousand Palms

  • 30 May 2018 12:22:05 PDT, (33.924, -116.323), depth 9.5km, 13km NNE of Thousand Palms, California
  • Aftershocks: so far (30 May 2018, 12:33PM PDT) there have been 2 aftershocks recorded, the largest M1.2 (smallest M0.9). More may be expected in the next few days, the largest expected is approximately 1 magnitude unit smaller than the mainshock. There is a small chance (about 5%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.
  • There were 1 events during the 3 days prior to the earthquake (within a 10 km radius), the largest was M0.6 (2018/05/30).
  • Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 88 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M6.1 (1992/04/23) and the most recent was M4.0 on 06 Aug 2010.
  • Nearby faults: unnamed Fault in the Little San Bernardino Mountains (1.4 km), Blue Cut fault zone (Blue Cut fault) (2.2 km), Eureka Peak fault (5.0 km), San Andreas fault zone, San Bernardino Mountains section (North Branch SAF) (6.6 km), Burnt Mountain fault zone (East Wide Canyon fault) (6.8 km), San Andreas fault zone, San Bernardino Mountains section (6.8 km), Indio Hills fault zone (9.2 km), San Andreas fault zone, San Bernardino Mountains section (South Branch SAF) (9.5 km) and Long Canyon fault (10.9 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.The closest station to the earthquake shown in the view is CI.WWC in Palm Springs at approximately 8km from the epicenter.

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