A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Searles Valley in CA on Saturday. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:16:27 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 20:16:27 / October 3, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.05 km (4 miles). Event id: ci39651712. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39651712. Exact location of earthquake, -117.425499° West, 35.661499° North, depth 7.05 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Ridgecrest. Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km S of Searles Valley, CA.
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