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Minor earthquake 3.54 mag, 14 km SSW of Searles Valley, CA

Earthquake location 35.6521683S, -117.4498367WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. The 3.54-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:22:47 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ci39007775. Event ids that are associated: ci39007775. Exact location, longitude -117.4498367° West, latitude 35.6521683° North, depth = 3.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 00:22:47 / December 21, 2019 @ 12:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.09 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fort Irwin, California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and eleven 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 14 km SSW of Searles Valley, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4498367° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6521683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSW of Searles Valley, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-21 00:22:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 00:26:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 193 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 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 ci39007775 Id of event.
Event Code 39007775 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39007775, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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