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Minor earthquake: M3.17 quake has struck near Olancha in CA

Earthquake location 36.2013321S, -118.12117WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Olancha in CA on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.45 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 19:04:19 / February 18, 2020 @ 7:04 pm. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:19 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39075799. Id of event: ci39075799. Exact location of event, depth 1.45 km, -118.12117° West, 36.2013321° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from East Porterville (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was East Porterville, Ridgecrest, Alta Sierra (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km SW of Olancha, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.12117° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2013321° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Olancha, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-18 19:04:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 19:06:41 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 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 155 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 ci39075799 Id of event.
Event Code 39075799 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39075799, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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