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Minor earthquake, 3.21 mag strikes near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3828316S, -124.8946686WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ferndale in California. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:17 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.96 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.8946686 West, latitude 40.3828316 North, depth = 4.96 km. Id of earthquake: nc72592755. Event ids that are associated: nc72592755. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 00:58:17 / February 17, 2016 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT.

Close 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 Eureka, Fortuna. Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km WSW of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.8946686° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3828316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2016-02-17 00:58:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 01:04:07 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 159 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 0.4353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 256 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 nc72592755 Id of event.
Event Code 72592755 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72592755, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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