03/14/2017, M3.6 near Salton City

Last updated October 4th, 2019

  • 14 Mar 2017 10:14:05 PDT, (33.238, -116.053), depth 5.2km, 11km SW of Salton City, 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. There is a small chance (about 5%%) that a larger quake could occur, with the likelihood decreasing over time.
  • Historical seismicity: since our records began in 1932 we’ve had 42 events of M4 or greater within 10km of today’s event, the largest was M6.6 (1968/04/09) and the most recent was M4.3 on 09 Feb 2007.
  • Nearby faults: San Jacinto fault zone, Anza section (Clark fault) (10.1 km), San Jacinto fault zone, Borrego Mountain section (Coyote Creek fault) (11.7 km) and San Jacinto fault zone, Coyote Creek section (Coyote Creek fault) (13.8 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 shown here is CI.RXH, approximately 40 km from the epicenter, while the furthest stations (e.g. CI.VOG, CI.PHL) are over 450 km from the epicenter (no clear earthquake signal recorded).

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