A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Searles Valley in CA on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -117.4673333° West, 35.6698333° North, depth 9.87 km. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:30:23 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.87 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 17:30:23 / January 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm. Id of earthquake: ci39510663. Event ids that are associated: ci39510663.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop). Close 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 California City, Ridgecrest.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 SSW of Searles Valley, CA.
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