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Minor earthquake: M2.89 quake has struck near Lucerne Valley in CA

Earthquake location 34.4366667S, -116.8985WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Lucerne Valley in CA on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -116.8985° West, 34.4366667° North, depth 2.15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.15 km (1 miles). Unique identifier: ci38052575. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38052575. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 05:39:35 / September 8, 2018 @ 5:39 am. The temblor was reported at 21:39:35 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Bernardino (c. 209 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fontana (c. 196 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Moreno Valley (c. 193 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rancho Cucamonga (c. 165 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hemet, Valle Vista, Mead Valley (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km E of Lucerne Valley, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.8985° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4366667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Lucerne Valley, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-08 05:39:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-08 05:47:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 129 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 73 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 ci38052575 Id of event.
Event Code 38052575 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38052575, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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