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Light earthquake, 4.78 mag strikes near Big Pine in California

Earthquake location 37.2021675S, -118.4001694WA light earthquake magnitude 4.78 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Pine in California on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.85 km (10 miles). Event id: nc72592670. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72592670, nn00531804. The temblor was detected at 15:04:26 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 23:04:26 / February 16, 2016 @ 11:04 pm. Exact location, longitude -118.4001694° West, latitude 37.2021675° North, depth = 15.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km WNW of Big Pine, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.78 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.4001694° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2021675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Big Pine, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 23:04:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 23:21:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 242 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.63 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 451 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72592670 Id of event.
Event Code 72592670 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72592670,nn00531804, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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