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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.9584999S, -117.3625031WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -117.3625031 West, latitude 35.9584999 North, depth = 0.55 km. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:57:03 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 01:57:03 / March 17, 2020 @ 1:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38395986. Unique identifier: ci38395986. The epicenter was at a depth of 0.55 km (0 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of Searles Valley, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.3625031° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9584999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km N 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 2020-03-17 01:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-17 02:02:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 ci38395986 Id of event.
Event Code 38395986 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38395986, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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