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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Coso Junction in CA

Earthquake location 36.064S, -117.6868333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Coso Junction in CA on Tuesday. Event id: ci37602474. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37602474. The temblor was detected at 08:11:16 / 8:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.12 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/04/19 / 2019-04-02 16:11:16 / April 2, 2019 @ 4:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.6868333 West, latitude 36.064 North, depth = -0.12 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 24 km E of Coso Junction, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.6868333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.064° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E of Coso Junction, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-02 16:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-02 16:14:55 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 121 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1291 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 ci37602474 Id of event.
Event Code 37602474 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37602474, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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