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Minor earthquake, 3.91 mag strikes near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.6474991S, -117.4550018WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Unique identifier: ci39008311. Ids that are associated to the event: ci39008311. The 3.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:24:32 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.07 km, -117.4550018° West, 35.6474991° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.07 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 08:24:32 / December 21, 2019 @ 8:24 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fort Irwin, California City, Ridgecrest. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SSW of Searles Valley, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4550018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6474991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.07 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 08:24:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 08:31:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.46 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 243 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 75 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39008311 Id of event.
Event Code 39008311 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39008311, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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