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Moderate earthquake, 5.36 mag strikes near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.7601662S, -117.5766678WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.36 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Unique identifier: ci38450263. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38450263, at00pu61l5. Exact location of event, longitude -117.5766678 West, latitude 35.7601662 North, depth = 7.05 km. The temblor was reported at 03:07:53 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Searles Valley in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/19 / 2019-07-05 11:07:53 / July 5, 2019 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Barstow (c. 22 600 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Golden Hills (c. 8 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barstow Heights, Barstow, Golden Hills.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 16 km W of Searles Valley, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.36 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.5766678° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7601662° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of Searles 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 2019-07-05 11:07:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-05 11:14:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.03 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 445 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 ci38450263 Id of event.
Event Code 38450263 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38450263,at00pu61l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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