A light earthquake magnitude 4.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Isla Vista in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.57 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 04:42:25 / May 17, 2017 @ 4:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Isla Vista in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -120.0068359° West, latitude 34.4205017° North, depth = 2.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:42:25 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ci37646983. Event ids that are associated: ci37646983, nc72802501, at00oq2yen.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Paula, Nipomo, Port Hueneme (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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