A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Wofford Heights in California on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.12 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci37813399. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72926070, ci37813399. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 10:40:56 / November 17, 2017 @ 10:40 am. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:56 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3.12 km, -118.3853302° West, 35.6973343° North.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delano, Rosedale, McFarland.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 6 km E of Wofford Heights, California.
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