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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag strikes near Fontana in California

Earthquake location 34.1549988S, -117.4729996WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fontana in California on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 03:32:32 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -117.4729996° West, 34.1549988° North, depth 11.15 km. Id of earthquake: ci37272407. Event ids that are associated: ci37272407. Global time and date of event 13/11/15 / 2015-11-13 11:32:32 / November 13, 2015 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.15 km (7 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Irvine (c. 212 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Burbank, Willowbrook, Palmdale (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km NNW of Fontana, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.4729996° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1549988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW of Fontana, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-13 11:32:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-13 11:35:06 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 136 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 116 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 17 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 ci37272407 Id of event.
Event Code 37272407 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37272407, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Carlos

    I live in fontana I just heard it coming but it didn’t shake..

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