Friday, July 26, 2019

4.8R in Southern California

 A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck 16 miles from the Coso Junction in Inyo County at approximately 5:42 p.m.
According to the USGS, the quake struck at a depth of just over one mile.It was the strongest in a swarm of aftershocks to strike the area, all within about 15 minutes. The other quakes registered at magnitudes of 3.4 and 3.1.In the last 10 days, there have been 68 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the area July 4 and a 7.1 hit the next day, with thousands of small aftershocks following.
An average of 25 earthquakes with magnitudes between 4.0 and 5.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Below is our calendar for the region showing today as the strong candidate.

MagnitudeMw 4.8
Date time2019-07-26 00:42:50.0 UTC
Location35.66 N ; 117.82 W
Depth10 km
Distances183 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 17:42:50.0 2019-07-25
113 km E of Bakersfield, United States / pop: 348,000 / local time: 17:42:50.0 2019-07-25
2 km NW of Inyokern, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 17:42:50.0 2019-07-25

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