Earthquake status: highly uncertain
It is unlikely that this event was caused by a natural earthquake as it has not been confirmed by official seismic data. In most cases, it was another earthquake-like event of natural or artificial origin (eg, mine activity, eruptions, sonic booms, thunder, etc.).
Initial report below:
Although our monitoring service initially detected network activity typical of an earthquake, there was no confirmation from any national or international seismological agency. For this reason, it is highly unlikely that it was caused by an earthquake.
16. August 09:46 UTC: First message: VolcanoDiscovery after 16 minutes.
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Date and time (UTC): Aug 16, 2021 09:31:11 UTC –
Local time in the epicenter: Monday August 16 2021 02:31 AM (GMT -7)
Epicenter depth: 10.0 km
Geographical epicenter. Latitude / Longitude: 33.58047°N / 117.70474°W (Orange, California, United States)
Nearest volcano: Lake Lavik (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby places and cities:
3 km northeast ancient alder (pop: 50200) -> earthquake is near!
4 km southeast Laguna Hills (Orange County) (bang: 31700) -> earthquake is near!
4 km southwest Mission View (pop: 97200) -> Near earthquake!
6 km north Laguna Niguel (pop: 65800) -> earthquake is near!
8 km south Lake Forest (Pop count: 82500) -> Near earthquake!
10 km northwest of San Juan Capistrano (pop count: 36500) -> earthquake is near!
12 km southwest Rancho Santa Margherita (pop: 49300) -> Near earthquake!
15 km southeast Irvine (pop: 256900) -> Nearby earthquake!
72 km southeast Angels (pop: 3,971,900) -> Earthquakes nearby!
652 km southeast of Sacramento (pop: 490700) -> earthquake is near!
a clear sky 19.7 °C (67 F), Humidity: 88%, Wind: 0 m/s (0 knots)
Primary data source: volcano discovery
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Laguna Hills, California (0 km northwest from the epicenter) [Map] / Mild Vibration (MMI IV) / Single Lateral Vibration / Very Short : Lie down in bed. wake me up
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