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Light earthquake, 4.47 mag strikes near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.7849998S, -117.6139984WA light earthquake magnitude 4.47 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.6139984 West, latitude 35.7849998 North, depth = 1.78 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/19 / 2019-07-16 20:15:36 / July 16, 2019 @ 8:15 pm. The 4.47-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:36 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: ci38583335. Event ids that are associated: ci38583335. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.78 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, California City, Ridgecrest.

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 19 km W of Searles Valley, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.47 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.6139984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7849998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2019-07-16 20:15:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-16 20:22:51 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 6.41 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 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 307 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 65 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 ci38583335 Id of event.
Event Code 38583335 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38583335, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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