A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Inyokern in California. Id of earthquake: ci37823927. Event ids that are associated: ci37823927. Exact location, longitude -117.8008347° West, latitude 36.0055008° North, depth = 0.53 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.53 km (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:44:37 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/17 / 2017-12-06 18:44:37 / December 6, 2017 @ 6:44 pm.
The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 39 km N of Inyokern, California.
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