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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag strikes near Ridgecrest in CA

Earthquake location 35.6766663S, -117.5381699WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ridgecrest in CA on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:33:32 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci38700151. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38700151. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 17:33:32 / August 6, 2019 @ 5:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -117.5381699° West, 35.6766663° North, depth 7.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.28 km (5 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days nine hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 14 km ENE of Ridgecrest, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.5381699° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6766663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE 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 2019-08-06 17:33:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-06 17:37:09 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 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 ci38700151 Id of event.
Event Code 38700151 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38700151, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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