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Minor earthquake 3.79 mag, 10 km NE of Ridgecrest, CA

Earthquake location 35.6945S, -117.6135025WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.79 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ridgecrest in CA. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.95 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.6135025 West, latitude 35.6945 North, depth = 7.95 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39217768. Id of event: ci39217768. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 08:55:31 / December 5, 2019 @ 8:55 am. The temblor was reported at 00:55:31 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km NE of Ridgecrest, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.79 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.6135025° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE 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 2019-12-05 08:55:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 09:01:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.15 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 224 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 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 ci39217768 Id of event.
Event Code 39217768 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39217768, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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