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Minor earthquake: M2.99 quake has struck near East Quincy in California

Earthquake location 39.8896675S, -120.8391647WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from East Quincy in California on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -120.8391647° West, 39.8896675° North, depth 3.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72564096, nn00521270. Id of event: nc72564096. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/15 / 2015-12-04 05:37:20 / December 4, 2015 @ 5:37 am. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:37:20 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.08 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palermo, Cold Springs, Grass Valley. Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Susanville (c. 17 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Oroville (c. 15 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Grass Valley (c. 12 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Magalia (c. 11 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of East Quincy, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.8391647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8896675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE of East Quincy, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-04 05:37:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-04 05:55:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 144 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,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 nc72564096 Id of event.
Event Code 72564096 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72564096,nn00521270, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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