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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag was detected near Big Pine in California

Earthquake location 37.2029991S, -118.404335WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Pine in California on Tuesday. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:27 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72592675. Event ids that are associated: nc72592675. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.82 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 23:09:27 / February 16, 2016 @ 11:09 pm. Exact location, longitude -118.404335° West, latitude 37.2029991° North, depth = 14.82 km.

Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mammoth Lakes. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 11 km WNW of Big Pine, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.404335° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2029991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Big Pine, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-16 23:09:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 23:18:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 132 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 0.1878 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 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 md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72592675 Id of event.
Event Code 72592675 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72592675, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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