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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag strikes near Bayview in California

Earthquake location 40.8751678S, -124.8623352WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Bayview in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 17:41:42 / April 21, 2016 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.8623352 West, latitude 40.8751678 North, depth = 8.03 km. Id of earthquake: nc72625485. Event ids that are associated: nc72625485. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.03 km (5 miles). The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:42 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayside, Fortuna, Arcata (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km WNW of Bayview, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.8623352° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8751678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2016-04-21 17:41:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 17:48:05 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 156 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5645 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 275 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 nc72625485 Id of event.
Event Code 72625485 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72625485, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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