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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 5 km NE of Boron, CA

Earthquake location 35.0295S, -117.609WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Boron in CA on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.94 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -117.609° West, 35.0295° North, depth 1.94 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39466911. Id of event: ci39466911. The temblor was picked up at 10:56:38 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 10:56:38 / November 16, 2020 @ 10:56 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tehachapi, Vincent, Oak Hills (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Palmdale (c. 152 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Victorville (c. 115 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hesperia (c. 90 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 5 km NE of Boron, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.609° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0295° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Boron, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-16 10:56:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-16 11:00:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 121 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39466911 Id of event.
Event Code 39466911 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39466911, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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