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Minor earthquake: M3.32 quake has struck near Rio Dell in California

Earthquake location 40.2871666S, -124.3118362WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Rio Dell in California. The temblor was detected at 20:00:30 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.07 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -124.3118362 West, latitude 40.2871666 North, depth = 15.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 04:00:30 / January 7, 2016 @ 4:00 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72574475. Unique identifier: nc72574475.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 29 km SW of Rio Dell, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3118362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2871666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SW of Rio Dell, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-07 04:00:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-07 04:21:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 171 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72574475 Id of event.
Event Code 72574475 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72574475, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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