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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag strikes near Rio Dell in California



Earthquake location 40.2916679S, -124.3795013WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Rio Dell in California. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 14:06:13 / January 10, 2016 @ 2:06 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72578211. Id of event: nc72578211. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.3795013 West, latitude 40.2916679 North, depth = 14.59 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.59 km (9 miles). The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:06:13 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km SW of Rio Dell, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3795013° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2916679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2016-01-10 14:06:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 14:13:03 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 128 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07884 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 243 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 nc72578211 Id of event.
Event Code 72578211 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72578211, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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