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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Mammoth Lakes in California



Earthquake location 37.5740013S, -118.8571701WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in California. Unique identifier: nc72592870. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72592870. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 05:24:48 / February 17, 2016 @ 5:24 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.8571701 West, latitude 37.5740013 North, depth = 5.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.24 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:24:48 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8571701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5740013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE of Mammoth Lakes, 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 05:24:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 05:28:27 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 129 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 nc72592870 Id of event.
Event Code 72592870 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72592870, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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