A light earthquake magnitude 4.78 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Stovepipe Wells in CA on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.36 km (1 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:32:11 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci39584648. Ids that are associated to the event: ew1597858330, ci39584648, nn00768692. Exact location of earthquake, -117.5108337° West, 36.4798317° North, depth 1.36 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 17:32:11 / August 19, 2020 @ 5:32 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ridgecrest.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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