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Minor earthquake 3.05 mag, 6 km SSW of Wasco, California



Earthquake location 35.5424995S, -119.3714981WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Wasco in California on Thursday. Unique identifier: ci37325487. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37325487, nc72615650. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.65 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:47:29 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 00:47:29 / April 1, 2016 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -119.3714981 West, latitude 35.5424995 North, depth = 22.65 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lindsay, Alta Sierra, Tulare. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km SSW of Wasco, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.3714981° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5424995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of Wasco, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-01 00:47:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 00:54:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 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 automatic 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 143 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2943 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37325487 Id of event.
Event Code 37325487 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37325487,nc72615650, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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