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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag strikes near China Lake Acres in California



Earthquake location 35.3979988S, -117.8239975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from China Lake Acres in California on Friday. Id of earthquake: ci37899039. Event ids that are associated: ci37899039. Exact location of event, longitude -117.8239975 West, latitude 35.3979988 North, depth = 6.7 km. The temblor was reported at 00:49:25 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 08:49:25 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Golden Hills (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, Rosamond, Golden Hills.

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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SSW of China Lake Acres, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.8239975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3979988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW of China Lake Acres, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-23 08:49:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 08:51:35 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 126 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, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 69 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1315 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 ci37899039 Id of event.
Event Code 37899039 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37899039, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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