A light earthquake with magnitude 4.01 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Olancha in CA on Friday. The temblor was reported at 23:57:13 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39550567, ew1613174233. Id of event: ci39550567. Exact location of earthquake, -117.9319992° West, 36.2146683° North, depth 2.44 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.44 km (2 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 23:57:13 / February 12, 2021 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alta Sierra, Ridgecrest (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighteen 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.
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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: 10 km SE of Olancha, CA.
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