On the 6th July 2019 at 03.19 UTC (20:19 on the 5th of July, local time) an M7.1 earthquake occurred in Southern California, 200km north of Los Angeles. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km. There have been reports of injuries and structural damage to buildings, although no fatalities have been reported. The earthquake located approximately 150 km northeast of San Andreas Fault – the major plate boundary in the region – where the Pacific plate moves to the northwest with respect to the North America plate. The location of the earthquake falls within the Eastern California shear zone, an area of high seismic hazard.
The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).
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