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Light earthquake, 4.59 mag has occurred near Lompoc in CA

Earthquake location 34.4658318S, -120.6429977WA light earthquake magnitude 4.59 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Lompoc in CA. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.06 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 9.06 km, -120.6429977° West, 34.4658318° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 20:38:52 / October 26, 2017 @ 8:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38031584, at00oyg6op. Unique identifier: ci38031584. The temblor was picked up at 12:38:52 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lompoc in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isla Vista (c. 23 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Osos, Montecito, San Luis Obispo (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SW of Lompoc, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.6429977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4658318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SW of Lompoc, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-26 20:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-26 20:42:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.4 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 reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 326 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 ci38031584 Id of event.
Event Code 38031584 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38031584,at00oyg6op, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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