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Minor earthquake, 3.93 mag has occurred near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.6744995S, -117.4978333WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Searles Valley in CA on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.85 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:46:00 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -117.4978333° West, latitude 35.6744995° North, depth = 9.85 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/20 / 2020-04-27 03:46:00 / April 27, 2020 @ 3:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ci39406880. Unique identifier: ci39406880.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fort Irwin, California City, Ridgecrest. Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km SW of Searles Valley, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4978333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6744995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SW 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 2020-04-27 03:46:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-27 03:48:08 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 238 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.136 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 63 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39406880 Id of event.
Event Code 39406880 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39406880, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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