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Minor earthquake, 3.99 mag strikes near Ludlow in California

Earthquake location 34.6959991S, -116.2376633WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ludlow in California. The 3.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:32:16 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -116.2376633° West, latitude 34.6959991° North, depth = 2.03 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37299263. Id of event: ci37299263. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.03 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 15:32:16 / January 24, 2016 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Apple Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Big Bear Lake. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Desert Hot Springs (c. 25 900 pop), 65 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 (42 miles) from Yucca Valley (c. 20 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 3.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.2376633° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6959991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.03 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 2016-01-24 15:32:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 15:48:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 83 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.52 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 276 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 87 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37299263 Id of event.
Event Code 37299263 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37299263, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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