09/10/2019, M4.0 near Wildomar

Last updated October 4th, 2019


  • 10 Sep 2019 13:21:49 PDT, (33.598, -117.260), depth 14.2km.
  • 2km E of Wildomar, California


  • As of 10 Sep 2019, 01:25PM PDT, there have been no aftershocks recorded.
  • Aftershocks 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.

Possible Foreshocks

  • There were 2 events during the 3 days prior to the earthquake (within a 10 km radius).
  • The largest was M1.4 (2019/09/10).


  • Nearby faults: Elsinore fault zone, Temecula section (Wildomar fault) (0.2 km), Elsinore fault zone, Temecula section (Willard fault) (0.9 km), Elsinore fault zone, Glen Ivy section (Glen Ivy North fault) (3.0 km), Elsinore fault zone, Temecula section (5.4 km), Murrietta Hot Springs fault (7.0 km) and Elsinore fault zone, Temecula section (Murrieta Creek fault) (11.4 km).**

Additional Information

*Earthquakes can occur both near or on major known faults, and in places where no clear fault zones are known. Using the statistical method of Evans et al. (in prep. 2019) 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) and Harvard University. Note that the CFM fault association may be different from the nearby faults list. Differences may arise due to different fault databases, and because the CFM fault association uses the hypocenter with relation to subsurface 3-dimensional fault orientation models, while the nearby faults list utilizes mapped surface traces as they relate to the epicenter.

CFM Fault: SCEC CFM 5.0 Fault name and closest segment if available; The CFM is maintained by Harvard University, Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences.

< p>Probability: The probability in percent the earthquake is associated with this fault.

SCSN: Caltech/USGS Southern California Seismic Network

**U.S. Geological Survey and California Geological Survey, 2006, Quaternary fault and fold database for the United States, accessed 2015, 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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