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Minor earthquake, 3.13 mag strikes near Yucca Valley in California

Earthquake location 34.4571648S, -116.4615021WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yucca Valley in California. The temblor was reported at 20:40:59 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -116.4615021° West, latitude 34.4571648° North, depth = 2.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37219951. Id of event: ci37219951. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.48 km (2 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/15 / 2015-08-04 03:40:59 / August 4, 2015 @ 3:40 am.

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Victorville (c. 115 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hesperia (c. 90 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Redlands (c. 68 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Highland (c. 53 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Crestline (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km N of Yucca Valley, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.4615021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4571648° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of Yucca Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-04 03:40:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-04 03:55:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 151 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 107 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37219951 Id of event.
Event Code 37219951 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37219951, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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