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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3841667S, -124.6334991WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ferndale in California on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.35 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 13:05:09 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:05:09 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -124.6334991 West, latitude 40.3841667 North, depth = 20.35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72578201. Unique identifier: nc72578201.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 37 km SW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.6334991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3841667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SW 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 2016-01-10 13:05:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 13:10:07 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 121 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.274 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 258 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 nc72578201 Id of event.
Event Code 72578201 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72578201, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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