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Minor earthquake: M3.83 quake has struck near Johannesburg in California

Earthquake location 35.2108345S, -117.2781677WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.83 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Johannesburg in California on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:16 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.31 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 11:55:16 / December 26, 2015 @ 11:55 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ci37506120. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37506120. Exact location of event, longitude -117.2781677 West, latitude 35.2108345 North, depth = 0.31 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Victorville (c. 115 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Hesperia (c. 90 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Adelanto (c. 31 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hesperia, Lake Los Angeles, Apple Valley (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km ESE of Johannesburg, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.2781677° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2108345° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km ESE of Johannesburg, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-26 11:55:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-26 12:03:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.36 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 reviewed 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 226 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 94 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1947 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37506120 Id of event.
Event Code 37506120 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37506120, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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