A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -117.5455017 West, latitude 35.7356682 North, depth = 2.16 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:48 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 00:56:48 / June 24, 2020 @ 12:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.16 km (1 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39492720. Id of event: ci39492720.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was California City, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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