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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Chester in California

Earthquake location 40.2335014S, -121.1698303WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chester in California. Event id: nc72618770. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72618770. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 08:27:59 / April 7, 2016 @ 8:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:27:59 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -121.1698303° West, 40.2335014° North, depth -2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -2 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Susanville (c. 17 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Magalia (c. 11 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paradise, Magalia, Susanville (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days ten 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. 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: 9 km SSE of Chester, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1698303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2335014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Chester, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-07 08:27:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-07 08:43:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 125 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 33 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 nc72618770 Id of event.
Event Code 72618770 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72618770, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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