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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Arvin in CA

Earthquake location 35.0808333S, -118.8283333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Arvin in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.94 km (1 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -118.8283333 West, latitude 35.0808333 North, depth = 1.94 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/20 / 2020-11-19 18:22:23 / November 19, 2020 @ 6:22 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:22:23 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39470639. Id of event: ci39470639.

Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lancaster (c. 156 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Valencia (c. 148 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was California City, Alta Sierra, Fillmore.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km S of Arvin, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8283333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0808333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S 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 2020-11-19 18:22:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 18:26:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 121 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 ci39470639 Id of event.
Event Code 39470639 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39470639, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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