Minor Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Ripples Near Merced, California – No Reports of Shaking Detected

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Merced, California, experienced a light magnitude 2.7 earthquake on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 2:54 pm local time. The seismic event, which occurred 45 km (28 mi) away from the city, had a very shallow depth of 22.1 km (14 mi) and, interestingly, went unnoticed as no reports of shaking were filed.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the earthquake, with the epicenter at 37.3863°N latitude and 119.9868°W longitude in Mariposa, California, United States. The quake was also near Mammoth Mountain, the nearest volcano, 89 km (55 mi) away.

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