Earthquake Commentary for June, 2002

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17:26 PDT, Thursday, June 20

We have recorded and located 221 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

18:22 PDT, Tuesday, June 18

A small quake was widely felt late this afternoon from the South Bay area to the southern San Fernando Valley, and as far east as Pasadena. It was a M2.8, at 5:26 pm, located under the Baldwin Hills, within the relatively complex Newport-Inglewood fault zone.

07:58 PDT, Monday, June 17

A small quake in the Inland Empire area was felt Sunday afternoon. The quake was a M2.5, at 2:10 pm, located 3 miles southeast of Loma Linda. It was reported felt in Riverside.

09:53 PDT, Friday, June 14

Although this quake is outside of our network (in Nevada), it is worth mentioning. It was a M4.4, at 5:40 am this morning, located 29 miles east-southeast of Beatty NV, or 29 miles north-northeast of Death Valley Junction CA (information from University of Nevada at Reno). The quake was reported felt in Pahrump NV.

08:18 PDT, Friday, June 14

We have recorded and located 208 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

10:27 PDT, Monday, June 10

At 3:27 am on Sunday (yesterday), there was a M3.1 just south of the U.S./Mexico border, 34 miles southwest of Ocotillo. (This is south of a point about halfway between Campo and Boulevard. Check the map link above!) We don't have any reports of it being felt.

At 3:35 pm the same day (yesterday), there was a M2.5 located 5 miles north-northwest of Wrightwood. This quake was felt in Wrightwood itself.

Early this morning, at 12:15 am, a M2.8 quake was fairly widely felt in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Menifee, Redlands, and Yucaipa. The epicenter was located 5 miles south of Loma Linda, or 8 miles east of Riverside.

12:12 PDT, Friday, June 07

We have recorded and located 159 earthquakes in the last week. Click here to see a summary and map .

06:45 PDT, Wednesday, June 05

Seismicity has been quiet of late. Just before 4:05 am today, however, there was a M2.8 Hector Mines aftershock. The epicenter was locate 8 miles northwest of Ludlow. As far as we know, it was not felt.

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Last updated 17:26 PDT June 20, 2002.