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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lucerne Valley in California

Earthquake location 34.6090012S, -116.6316681WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lucerne Valley in California on Friday. The temblor was detected at 22:13:20 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -116.6316681° West, latitude 34.6090012° North, depth = 2.44 km. Id of earthquake: ci37526424. Event ids that are associated: ci37526424, at00o2u1a7. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.44 km (2 miles). Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 06:13:20 / February 20, 2016 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lucerne Valley in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moreno Valley, Bloomington, Thousand Palms. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Bernardino (c. 209 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Moreno Valley (c. 193 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Victorville (c. 115 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rialto (c. 99 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hesperia (c. 90 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 36 km ENE of Lucerne Valley, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.6316681° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6090012° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ENE of Lucerne 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 2016-02-20 06:13:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 06:20:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.41 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 reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 285 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 103 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03527 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 42 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 ci37526424 Id of event.
Event Code 37526424 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37526424,at00o2u1a7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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