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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Searles Valley in California

Earthquake location 35.9066658S, -116.9218369WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Searles Valley in California. Exact location of event, depth 6.01 km, -116.9218369° West, 35.9066658° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: ci37980632. Event ids that are associated: ci37980632. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 19:51:59 / August 22, 2017 @ 7:51 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.01 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:51:59 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fort Irwin, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 46 km ENE of Searles Valley, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.9218369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9066658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ENE of Searles Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-22 19:51:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-22 19:54:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37980632 Id of event.
Event Code 37980632 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37980632, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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