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Minor earthquake: M3.42 quake has struck near Lucerne Valley in CA

Earthquake location 34.4078331S, -116.8909988WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Lucerne Valley in CA. All ids that are associated to the event: ci38407640. Unique identifier: ci38407640. Exact location of event, depth 1.92 km, -116.8909988° West, 34.4078331° North. The temblor was reported at 17:15:00 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 1.92 km (1 miles). Global time and date of event 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 01:15:00 / December 27, 2018 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Bernardino (c. 209 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Fontana (c. 196 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Moreno Valley (c. 193 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rancho Cucamonga (c. 165 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Home Gardens, Twentynine Palms, Sun City.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 8 km ESE of Lucerne Valley, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.8909988° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4078331° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Lucerne Valley, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-27 01:15:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 01:17:08 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 180 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 129 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 ci38407640 Id of event.
Event Code 38407640 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38407640, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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