A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Olancha in CA. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:49:08 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.14 km (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 02:49:08 / January 17, 2021 @ 2:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.0950012 West, latitude 36.1868324 North, depth = 0.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci39759376. Unique identifier: ci39759376.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lindsay (c. 11 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from East Porterville (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lindsay, Porterville, East Porterville (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km SW of Olancha, CA.
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