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Small 3.6 quake hits near Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, United States

Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 01:42
3.6 quake 20 Jan 5:22 pm (GMT -8)
3.6 quake 20 Jan 5:22 pm (GMT -8)
A very shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 5:22 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 1.7 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.2.
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 Pearsonville (pop. 17) located 11 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Inyokern (pop. 1,100) located 23 miles from the epicenter, China Lake Acres (pop. 1,900) 24 miles away, Ridgecrest (pop. 28,800) 27 miles away, Weldon (pop. 2,600) 30 miles away, Weldon (pop. 2,600) 30 miles away, and Weldon (pop. 2,600) 30 miles away.
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Earthquake data:
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Fecha & hora: 20 Jan 2021 5:22 pm (GMT -8) local time (21 Jan 2021 01:22 GMT)
Magnitud: 3.6
Profundidad: 2.7 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 35.97°N / 117.91°W (Inyo County, California, United States)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS

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