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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Janesville in California

Earthquake location 40.1489983S, -120.2089996WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Janesville in California on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth -2.02 km, -120.2089996° West, 40.1489983° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -2.02 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/08/16 / 2016-08-04 04:55:34 / August 4, 2016 @ 4:55 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:55:34 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72670060. Id of event: nc72670060. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Truckee, Sparks, Reno (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Susanville (c. 17 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Truckee (c. 16 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Spanish Springs (c. 15 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cold Springs (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km ESE of Janesville, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.2089996° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.1489983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -2.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km ESE of Janesville, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-04 04:55:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-04 05:06:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 149 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.9 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 411 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 0.07467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 nc72670060 Id of event.
Event Code 72670060 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72670060, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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