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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag was detected near Searles Valley in CA

Earthquake location 35.704834S, -117.5081635WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Searles Valley in CA. Unique identifier: ci38443183. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38443183. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:33:48 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.68 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -117.5081635 West, latitude 35.704834 North, depth = 8.68 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/19 / 2019-07-04 17:33:48 / July 4, 2019 @ 5:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 126 km (78 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Adelanto (c. 31 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Barstow (c. 22 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Rosamond (c. 18 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Tehachapi (c. 14 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from California City (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lancaster, Adelanto, Lake Los Angeles.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SW of Searles Valley, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.5081635° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.704834° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW of Searles 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 2019-07-04 17:33:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-04 17:38:57 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 630 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 ci38443183 Id of event.
Event Code 38443183 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38443183, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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