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Minor earthquake 3.01 mag, 6 km E of Wofford Heights, California

Earthquake location 35.6973343S, -118.3853302WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Wofford Heights in California on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.12 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci37813399. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72926070, ci37813399. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 10:40:56 / November 17, 2017 @ 10:40 am. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:56 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3.12 km, -118.3853302° West, 35.6973343° North.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delano, Rosedale, McFarland.

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km E of Wofford Heights, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.3853302° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6973343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Wofford Heights, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-17 10:40:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 10:44:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 ,nc,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 55 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02736 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 49 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 ci37813399 Id of event.
Event Code 37813399 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72926070,ci37813399, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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