A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tehachapi in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.26 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37536784, nc72608200. Unique identifier: ci37536784. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:58:05 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 04:58:05 / March 18, 2016 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -118.553833° West, 35.3339996° North, depth 7.26 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasco, McFarland, Shafter (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of Tehachapi, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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