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Minor earthquake: M3.44 quake has struck near Tehachapi in CA

Earthquake location 35.2854996S, -118.5321655WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tehachapi in CA. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.05 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 11:36:47 / February 17, 2019 @ 11:36 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37533186. Id of event: ci37533186. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.5321655 West, latitude 35.2854996 North, depth = 5.05 km. The temblor was reported at 03:36:47 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasco, Quartz Hill, McFarland (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km NNW of Tehachapi, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.5321655° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2854996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW 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 2019-02-17 11:36:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-17 11:38:54 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 182 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 87 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 ci37533186 Id of event.
Event Code 37533186 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37533186, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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