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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near Ridgecrest in CA

Earthquake location 35.6621666S, -117.5653305WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ridgecrest in CA on Friday. The temblor was detected at 11:30:47 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ci39007423. Unique identifier: ci39007423. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 19:30:47 / December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.18 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -117.5653305° West, 35.6621666° North, depth 6.18 km.

The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was California City, Ridgecrest. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km ENE of Ridgecrest, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.5653305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6621666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 2019-12-20 19:30:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-20 19:34:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 154 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 ci39007423 Id of event.
Event Code 39007423 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39007423, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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