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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag has occurred near Johannesburg in California



Earthquake location 35.4058342S, -117.8098297WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.8098297° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4058342° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WNW of Johannesburg, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-14 17:26:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 17:37:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 reviewed 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 155 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 72 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 ci37296047 Id of event.
Event Code 37296047 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37296047, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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