A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Johannesburg in California on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.37 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:08:39 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -117.8118333° West, latitude 35.402° North, depth = 6.37 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37520472. Id of event: ci37520472. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 21:08:39 / February 4, 2016 @ 9:08 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, Golden Hills, Rosamond (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Golden Hills (c. 8 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km WNW of Johannesburg, California.
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