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Minor earthquake, 3.49 mag has occurred near Point Arena in California

Earthquake location 38.8931656S, -123.6538315WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Point Arena in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/07/15 / 2015-07-27 18:24:24 / July 27, 2015 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: nc72495466. Event ids that are associated: nc72495466. The temblor was picked up at 11:24:24 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.85 km, -123.6538315° West, 38.8931656° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.85 km (4 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Windsor, Healdsburg, Fort Bragg (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ukiah (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Healdsburg (c. 11 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cloverdale (c. 8 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fort Bragg (c. 7 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km ESE of Point Arena, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.49 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.6538315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8931656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Point Arena, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-27 18:24:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-27 18:31:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 4.5 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 0 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 187 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 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72495466 Id of event.
Event Code 72495466 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72495466, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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