Magnitude 3.4 quake off the coast of San Diego, Southern California

Last updated: 2014-10-13 (285) 21:28:57 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Thursday August 30 2007 at 2:53 AM (PDT) we recorded an earthquake (preliminary ml 3.4) located off the coast of San Diego.

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Initial source parameters for this tremor are indicated below. The epicentral distance (i.e. the distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 12 km (0.10 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock as a red star. Associated aftershocks are orange stars. Anza network stations are yellow triangles. Gray lines are major rivers.

Event Map

Global mecator event map

Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) ml Author
32.7678 -117.3365 08/30/07 (242) 09:53.08 08/30/07 (242) 2:53 AM 11 3.4 UCSD:gkarasu

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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Of local interest:

We operate a broadband station on Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. At 02:53 (PDT) station SMER recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

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