A light earthquake with magnitude 4.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Channel Islands Beach in California. The temblor was picked up at 11:29:16 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.82 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Channel Islands Beach in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -119.7161636° West, 33.8440018° North, depth 16.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 19:29:16 / April 5, 2018 @ 7:29 pm. Event id: ci37908735. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37908735, at00p6q8sp.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Flores, Simi Valley, Malibu Beach (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Thousand Oaks (c. 126 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Simi Valley (c. 124 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Camarillo (c. 65 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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