A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ludlow in California. Exact location of event, longitude -116.2391663 West, latitude 34.6915016 North, depth = 1.77 km. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:34:28 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 1.77 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 14:34:28 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:34 pm. Id of earthquake: ci37297831. Event ids that are associated: ci37297831.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Twentynine Palms (c. 25 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barstow (c. 22 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Yucca Valley (c. 20 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Big Bear City (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barstow Heights, Fort Irwin, Barstow (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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