A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Olancha in California on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.8 km (1 miles). Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 21:42:31 / February 20, 2016 @ 9:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:42:31 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -117.517334 West, latitude 36.234333 North, depth = 1.8 km. Event id: ci37526720. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37526720, nn00532382.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ridgecrest. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km E of Olancha, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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