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Minor earthquake, 3.45 mag was detected near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.411499S, -124.9561691WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ferndale in California. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 03:38:01 / October 16, 2015 @ 3:38 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72538095. Id of event: nc72538095. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.37 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5.37 km, -124.9561691° West, 40.411499° North. The 3.45-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:38:01 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eureka, Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 61 km WSW of Ferndale, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.45 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9561691° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.411499° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km WSW 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 2015-10-16 03:38:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 03:58:06 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 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 183 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 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 260 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 nc72538095 Id of event.
Event Code 72538095 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72538095, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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