A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Searles Valley in CA on Thursday. Unique identifier: ci39077911. Ids that are associated to the event: ci39077911. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.65 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8.65 km, -117.4729996° West, 35.6264992° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 08:53:20 / February 20, 2020 @ 8:53 am. The temblor was reported at 00:53:20 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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