Monday, May 18, 2009

Lennox CA Earthquake

A 4.7 earthquake hit near Lennox, CA at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed that damage was minimized due to its depth of about eight miles below the surface.

More details provided by USGS:

Category: Geo
Event: Earthquake
Urgency: Past
Severity: Unknown
Certainty: Likely
Sender Name: CISN Southern California Management Center
Headline: EQ 4.7 Lennox, CA - PRELIMINARY REPORT
Description: An earthquake with magnitude 4.7 occurred near Lennox, CA at 03:39:36.00 UTC on May 18, 2009. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Parameter: EventTime=2009-05-18T03:39:36+00:00
Parameter: EventIDKey=ci10410337
Parameter: Version=Q
Parameter: Magnitude=4.7
Parameter: Depth=15.0 km (9.3 miles)
Parameter: HorizontalError=0.2 km
Parameter: VerticalError=0.3 km
Parameter: NumPhases=178
Parameter: MinDistance=6.0 km
Parameter: RMSTimeError=0.48 seconds
Parameter: AzimuthalGap=43 degrees
Description: 1 mile (1 km) ESE of Lennox, CA; 1 mile (2 km) N of Hawthorne, CA; 1 mile (2 km) S of Inglewood, CA; 10 miles (16 km) SW of Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
Circle: 33.937,-118.345 0.0


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