A 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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