A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Wasco in California on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 00:02:23 / February 24, 2016 @ 12:02 am. The temblor was picked up at 16:02:23 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Wasco in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -119.3718333 West, latitude 35.5455 North, depth = 21.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.45 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ci37528064. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o30yrz, ci37528064, nc72596550.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Visalia (c. 124 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodlake, Huron, Tehachapi. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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