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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.8966S, -127.2722WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 256 km W of Ferndale, California (159 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 00:28:41 / January 30, 2016 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -127.2722 West, latitude 40.8966 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20004vq3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vq3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:28:41 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 256 km W of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.2722° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8966° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 256km W 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 2016-01-30 00:28:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 00:58:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 reviewed 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 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004vq3 Id of event.
Event Code 20004vq3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vq3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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