A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ridgecrest in CA on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.35 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 06:57:45 / December 17, 2019 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ci39232936. Unique identifier: ci39232936. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.57267 West, latitude 35.7158318 North, depth = 6.35 km. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:57:45 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 14 km NE of Ridgecrest, CA.
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