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Minor earthquake 3.01 mag, 24 km NNW of Tehachapi, California

Earthquake location 35.3339996S, -118.553833WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tehachapi in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.26 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37536784, nc72608200. Unique identifier: ci37536784. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:58:05 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 04:58:05 / March 18, 2016 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -118.553833° West, 35.3339996° North, depth 7.26 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasco, McFarland, Shafter (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of Tehachapi, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.553833° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3339996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNW of Tehachapi, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-18 04:58:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-18 05:02:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 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 139 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 78 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1169 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 ci37536784 Id of event.
Event Code 37536784 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37536784,nc72608200, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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