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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag strikes near Chester in California



Earthquake location 40.1674995S, -121.520668WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Chester in California. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.75 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 03:29:42 / April 24, 2016 @ 3:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, -121.520668° West, 40.1674995° North, depth 2.75 km. Id of earthquake: nc72626740. Event ids that are associated: nc72626740. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:29:42 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was South Oroville, Orland, Thermalito. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Chico (c. 86 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Oroville (c. 15 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Red Bluff (c. 14 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Magalia (c. 11 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WSW of Chester, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.520668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1674995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW 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 2016-04-24 03:29:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 03:31:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 123 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 nc72626740 Id of event.
Event Code 72626740 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72626740, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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