Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 8 km depth
16 Nov 10:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
16 Nov 11:02: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.6.
16 Nov 16:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 7.7 km (from 4.3 to 4.8 mi).
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 11:00Small tremor of magnitude 3.7 just reported 19 miles north of Ridgecrest, California
3.7 quake 17km ESE of Little Lake, CA, USA, 16 Nov 2.56 am (GMT -8)
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported only 4 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 4.3 miles beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.56 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in China Lake Acres (pop. 1,900) located 17 miles from the epicenter, Inyokern (pop. 1,100) 18 miles away, Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800) 19 miles away, and Searles Valley (pop. 1,700) 20 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Onyx (pop. 500) located 31 miles from the epicenter, Olancha (pop. 200) 31 miles away, Weldon (pop. 2,600) 35 miles away, and Lake Isabella (pop. 3,500) 46 miles away.
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