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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag strikes near Searles Valley in California



Earthquake location 35.9613333S, -117.4653333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Searles Valley in California. The temblor was picked up at 18:51:52 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.4 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 02:51:52 / February 2, 2016 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ci37301863. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37301863. Exact location of earthquake, -117.4653333° West, 35.9613333° North, depth 4.4 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 22 km NNW of Searles Valley, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4653333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9613333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNW of Searles Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 02:51:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 03:01:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 125 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 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09835 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 46 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 ci37301863 Id of event.
Event Code 37301863 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37301863, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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