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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 1 km NW of The Geysers, California



Earthquake location 38.7861671S, -122.7713318WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from The Geysers in California. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.32 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 3.32 km, -122.7713318° West, 38.7861671° North. Id of earthquake: nc72642431. Event ids that are associated: nc72642431. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 11:49:42 / May 27, 2016 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 04:49:42 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Winters, Napa, Williams.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 1 km NW of The Geysers, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.7713318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7861671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW of The Geysers, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-27 11:49:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-27 11:52:34 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 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01473 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 nc72642431 Id of event.
Event Code 72642431 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72642431, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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