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Minor earthquake 3.54 mag, 16 km WNW of Johannesburg, California

Earthquake location 35.4071655S, -117.8095016WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Johannesburg in California. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37295831. Unique identifier: ci37295831. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 04:23:58 / January 14, 2016 @ 4:23 am. The temblor was reported at 20:23:58 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -117.8095016 West, latitude 35.4071655 North, depth = 5.07 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.07 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lancaster, Bear Valley Springs, Alta Sierra. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (43 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 (43 miles) from Golden Hills (c. 8 700 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WNW of Johannesburg, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.8095016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4071655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.07 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 04:23:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 04:35:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.91 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 194 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 84 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 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 ci37295831 Id of event.
Event Code 37295831 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37295831, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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