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Minor earthquake, 3.24 mag was detected near Willow Creek in California

Earthquake location 40.7765007S, -123.4940033WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Willow Creek in California on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 18:12:35 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 02:12:35 / February 8, 2016 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72590081. Id of event: nc72590081. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.8 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -123.4940033 West, latitude 40.7765007 North, depth = 20.8 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fortuna, Eureka, McKinleyville. Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SSE of Willow Creek, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.4940033° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7765007° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSE of Willow Creek, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 02:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 02:20:11 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 0 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 162 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 nc72590081 Id of event.
Event Code 72590081 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72590081, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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