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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Arvin in CA

Earthquake location 35.2273333S, -118.8766667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Arvin in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 04:12:24 / November 9, 2018 @ 4:12 am. Exact location of event, depth 13.94 km, -118.8766667° West, 35.2273333° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.94 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38354872. Id of event: ci38354872. The temblor was detected at 20:12:24 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rosamond, Delano, Alta Sierra (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 5 km WNW of Arvin, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8766667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2273333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of Arvin, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-09 04:12:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-09 04:16:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 130 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1072 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 ci38354872 Id of event.
Event Code 38354872 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38354872, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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