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Minor earthquake: M3.12 quake has struck near Greenville in California



Earthquake location 40.1831665S, -121.0296631WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Greenville in California on Monday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:16:06 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -1.86 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc72578761. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72578761. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.0296631 West, latitude 40.1831665 North, depth = -1.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 03:16:06 / January 12, 2016 @ 3:16 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paradise, Magalia, Susanville. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Susanville (c. 17 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Magalia (c. 11 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 8 km NW of Greenville, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.0296631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1831665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -1.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW of Greenville, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-12 03:16:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 03:18:29 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 150 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 nc72578761 Id of event.
Event Code 72578761 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72578761, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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