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Minor earthquake 2.96 mag, 228 km W of Ferndale, California

Earthquake location 40.8723333S, -126.9433333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 228 km W of Ferndale, California (142 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:52:42 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72542575. Id of event: nc72542575. Global time and date of event 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 16:52:42 / October 23, 2015 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.68 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 2.68 km, -126.9433333° West, 40.8723333° North.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 228 km W of Ferndale, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -126.9433333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8723333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 228km W 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 2015-10-23 16:52:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 03:37:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 reviewed 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 135 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316 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 nc72542575 Id of event.
Event Code 72542575 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72542575, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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