Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 5 km depth
17 Nov 17:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
17 Nov 17:36: Now using data updates from USGS
17 Nov 18:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.4 to 5.3 km (from 2.7 to 3.3 mi).
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 17:45Small 3.5 quake hits near Barstow Heights, California
3.5 quake 22km NW of Ludlow, CA, USA, 17 Nov 9.32 am (GMT -8)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the village of Baker, California. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 9.32 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2.7 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.5 as well.
Despite its relatively small magnitude, the quake could probably be felt very close to the epicenter. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Baker (pop. 700) located 32 miles from the epicenter, Fort Irwin (pop. 8,800) 34 miles away, Barstow (pop. 23,700) 39 miles away, Barstow Heights (pop. 24,200) 41 miles away, Lenwood (pop. 3,500) 43 miles away, and Lucerne Valley (pop. 5,800) 46 miles away.
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