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Minor earthquake, 3.47 mag has occurred near The Geysers in California

Earthquake location 38.8250008S, -122.8516693WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from The Geysers in California on Friday. Id of earthquake: nc72580321. Event ids that are associated: nc72580321. Exact location of earthquake, -122.8516693° West, 38.8250008° North, depth 1.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.89 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 13:05:24 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:05:24 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Winters, Novato, Napa. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Novato (c. 51 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 9 km WNW of The Geysers, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.47 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.8516693° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8250008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WNW of The Geysers, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-15 13:05:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 13:30:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 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 186 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 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.004793 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 nc72580321 Id of event.
Event Code 72580321 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72580321, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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