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Minor earthquake 2.96 mag, 8 km WSW of Ludlow, California

Earthquake location 34.6915016S, -116.2391663WA 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km WSW of Ludlow, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2391663° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6915016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WSW of Ludlow, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 14:34:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 14:37:22 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 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 135 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07284 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 42 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 ci37297831 Id of event.
Event Code 37297831 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37297831, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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