A 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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