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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag has occurred near Tehachapi in CA

Earthquake location 35.0311667S, -118.4465WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tehachapi in CA on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.4465 West, latitude 35.0311667 North, depth = 2.71 km. Event id: ci37674048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37674048. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.71 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 12:14:30 / August 27, 2016 @ 12:14 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:14:30 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Clarita (c. 176 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Palmdale (c. 152 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Valencia (c. 148 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alta Sierra, Rosedale, Lake Los Angeles (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.4465° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0311667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km S of Tehachapi, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-27 12:14:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-27 12:29:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 134 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 ci37674048 Id of event.
Event Code 37674048 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37674048, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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