04/03/2019, M3.6 near Yorba Linda

Last updated April 9th, 2019

  • 03 Apr 2019 05:06:22 PDT, (33.867, -117.728), depth 4.8km, 8km ESE of Yorba Linda, California
  • Aftershocks: so far (09 Apr 2019, 10:29AM PDT) there have been 6 aftershocks recorded, the largest M2.2 (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 M1.2 (2019/04/02).
  • Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 13 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M5.4 (2008/07/29) and the most recent was M4.1 on 29 Mar 2014.
  • CFM fault associations: most likely Peralta Hills fault (66.8%). Alternates: Not associated with a CFM modeled fault (8.2%), Other CFM faults (25.0%).*
  • Nearby faults: Elsinore fault zone, Whittier section (Whittier fault) (1.5 km), Peralta Hills fault (5.0 km), El Modeno fault (7.7 km), Elsinore fault zone, Chino section (Chino fault) (8.0 km), Elsinore fault zone, Glen Ivy section (Tin Mine fault) (8.2 km), Elsinore fault zone, Glen Ivy section (Main Street fault) (11.1 km) and Elsinore fault zone, Glen Ivy section (Glen Ivy North fault) (13.4 km).
  • Links for: USGS earthquake page, ShakeMap, DYFI, waveforms.
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Below are the waveform data associated with this event, as recorded in our Live Seismograms Feed.


*The location and focal mechanism of this earthquake suggest the above association with modeled faults in the Community Fault Model (CFM) provided by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). Note that the CFM fault association may be different from the Nearby faults list. This difference is due to how the CFM fault association uses the hypocenter with relation to subsurface 3-dimensional fault orientation models, and the Nearby faults list utilizes mapped surface traces as they relate to the epicenter.

U.S. Geological Survey and California Geological Survey, 2006, Quaternary fault and fold database for the United States, accessed 2019, from USGS web site: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/

This information is subject to change as more up-to-date data become available.

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