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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag was detected near Bayview in California

Earthquake location 41.0601667S, -125.9448333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km WNW of Bayview, California (94 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.44 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 00:38:16 / February 20, 2016 @ 12:38 am. Exact location of event, longitude -125.9448333 West, latitude 41.0601667 North, depth = 13.44 km. The temblor was reported at 16:38:16 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nc72594475. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72594475.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 151 km WNW of Bayview, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.9448333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.0601667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km WNW of Bayview, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 00:38:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 03:39:07 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 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 121 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 299 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 nc72594475 Id of event.
Event Code 72594475 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72594475, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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