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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 13 km WSW of Searles Valley, CA

Earthquake location 35.7101667S, -117.5276667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Searles Valley in CA on Thursday. Event id: ci38544319. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38544319. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.5276667 West, latitude 35.7101667 North, depth = 10.44 km. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:25 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 07:56:25 / July 12, 2019 @ 7:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.44 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days six hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and one 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km WSW of Searles Valley, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.5276667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7101667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW 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 2019-07-12 07:56:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-12 08:00:28 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 ci38544319 Id of event.
Event Code 38544319 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38544319, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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