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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3935013S, -125.0543365WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ferndale in California. Unique identifier: nc72581181. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72581181. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.61 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -125.0543365° West, 40.3935013° North, depth 1.61 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 19:53:25 / January 17, 2016 @ 7:53 pm. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:53:25 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km WSW of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.0543365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3935013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km WSW 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 2016-01-17 19:53:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 19:59:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 211 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 nc72581181 Id of event.
Event Code 72581181 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72581181, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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