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Light earthquake 4.59 mag, 7 km ESE of Ridgecrest, CA

Earthquake location 35.604332S, -117.6006699WA light earthquake magnitude 4.59 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ridgecrest in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -117.6006699° West, 35.604332° North, depth 1.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.03 km (1 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ci38443607. Unique identifier: ci38443607. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/07/19 / 2019-07-04 18:39:44 / July 4, 2019 @ 6:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:39:44 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Barstow (c. 22 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosamond, Golden Hills, Barstow Heights.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km ESE of Ridgecrest, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.6006699° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.604332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of Ridgecrest, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-04 18:39:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-04 18:50:50 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 3.1 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 324 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 64 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci38443607 Id of event.
Event Code 38443607 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38443607, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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