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Light earthquake, 4.47 mag strikes near Barstow in CA

Earthquake location 35.0981674S, -116.9698334WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.47 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Barstow in CA. The 4.47-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:03:35 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.77 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -116.9698334 West, latitude 35.0981674 North, depth = 3.77 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Barstow in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 03:03:35 / January 25, 2020 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ci39281440, at00q4n75y. Unique identifier: ci39281440.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piñon Hills, Lake Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Victorville (c. 115 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hesperia (c. 90 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Apple Valley (c. 69 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Adelanto (c. 31 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Barstow Heights (c. 24 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km NNE of Barstow, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.47 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -116.9698334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0981674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNE of Barstow, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-25 03:03:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 03:07:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 1 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 308 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 97 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2234 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 51 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39281440 Id of event.
Event Code 39281440 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39281440,at00q4n75y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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