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Minor earthquake: M2.54 quake strikes near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.2944984S, -124.4844971WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.54 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ferndale in California. The temblor was reported at 05:55:28 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 19.94 km (12 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-24 01:55:28 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -124.4844971 West, latitude 40.2944984 North, depth 19.94 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.4844971° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2944984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSW of Ferndale, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-24 01:55:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-24 02:00:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 99 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nc The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources nc A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 263 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72369331 Id of event.
Event Code 72369331 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS nc72369331 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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