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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Searles Valley in California

Earthquake location 35.8778S, -117.591WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Searles Valley in California. Global time and date of event 06/07/19 / 2019-07-06 03:57:53 / July 6, 2019 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70004bpw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004bpw. The temblor was detected at 19:57:53 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -117.591° West, 35.8778° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was California City, Alta Sierra, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and eighty-six, in the last 10 days four hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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: 20 km NW of Searles Valley, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW of Searles Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-06 03:57:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-07 03:59:18 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 5.135 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 reviewed 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 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us70004bpw Id of event.
Event Code 70004bpw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004bpw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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