A 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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