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Light earthquake, 4.27 mag was detected near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.6391678S, -117.4205017WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.27 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -117.4205017 West, latitude 35.6391678 North, depth = 2.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/20 / 2020-06-08 04:15:05 / June 8, 2020 @ 4:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.9 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:15:05 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Searles Valley in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39469848, at00qblah5. Id of event: ci39469848.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barstow Heights, Barstow, Fort Irwin (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Barstow (c. 22 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fort Irwin (c. 8 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4205017° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6391678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S 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 2020-06-08 04:15:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-08 04:22:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 28 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.12 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 290 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 70 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1228 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 46 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 ci39469848 Id of event.
Event Code 39469848 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39469848,at00qblah5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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