Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9, Tsunami warning alerts

Light earthquake, 4.09 mag strikes near Isla Vista in California

Earthquake location 34.4205017S, -120.0068359WA light earthquake magnitude 4.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Isla Vista in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.57 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 04:42:25 / May 17, 2017 @ 4:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Isla Vista in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -120.0068359° West, latitude 34.4205017° North, depth = 2.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:42:25 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ci37646983. Event ids that are associated: ci37646983, nc72802501, at00oq2yen.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Paula, Nipomo, Port Hueneme (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel the quake?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 13 km W of Isla Vista, California.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.0068359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4205017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Isla Vista, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-17 04:42:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 04:53:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 330 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.1 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 1 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 383 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37646983 Id of event.
Event Code 37646983 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37646983,nc72802501,at00oq2yen, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply