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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3875S, -127.3758WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 264 km W of Ferndale, California (164 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -127.3758 West, latitude 40.3875 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 08:41:12 / May 21, 2016 @ 8:41 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:41:12 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005j45. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j45.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 264 km W of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.3758° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 264km W of Ferndale, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-21 08:41:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 09:08:11 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 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.485 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 268 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 us10005j45 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j45 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j45, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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