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Minor earthquake: M2.97 quake has struck near Kernville in California

Earthquake location 36.0048332S, -118.392334WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kernville in California on Sunday. Id of earthquake: ci37837119. Event ids that are associated: nc72944106, ci37837119. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/17 / 2017-12-25 06:42:57 / December 25, 2017 @ 6:42 am. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:42:57 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -118.392334° West, latitude 36.0048332° North, depth = 0.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.38 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Woodlake, Ridgecrest, Exeter. Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Lindsay (c. 11 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Exeter (c. 10 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Woodlake (c. 7 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 27 km N of Kernville, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.392334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0048332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N of Kernville, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-25 06:42:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-25 06:48:02 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 136 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 ,nc,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2984 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37837119 Id of event.
Event Code 37837119 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72944106,ci37837119, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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