A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. The temblor was picked up at 06:06:50 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci39232240. Ids that are associated to the event: ci39232240. Exact location, longitude -117.4714966° West, latitude 35.6158333° North, depth = 5.73 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.73 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 14:06:50 / December 16, 2019 @ 2:06 pm.
Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fort Irwin, California City, Ridgecrest. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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