A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Johannesburg in California. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.08 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 17:26:38 / January 14, 2016 @ 5:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.8098297 West, latitude 35.4058342 North, depth = 5.08 km. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:26:38 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37296047. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37296047.
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Golden Hills (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bear Valley Springs, Alta Sierra, Golden Hills (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km WNW of Johannesburg, California.
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