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Earthquake: M 2.79 quake strikes near Bear Valley Springs in California

Earthquake location 35.3425S, -118.5655WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.79 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Bear Valley Springs in California. The temblor was reported at 08:01:25 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 9.14 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-03 04:01:25 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -118.5655 West, latitude 35.3425 North, depth 9.14 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasco, McFarland, Shafter.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.79 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.5655° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3425° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NNE of Bear Valley Springs, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-03 16:01:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-03 16:05:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 120 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 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 ci37301560 Id of event.
Event Code 37301560 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ci37301560 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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