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Moderate earthquake, 5.18 mag strikes near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.4213333S, -125.651001WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.18 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km W of Ferndale, California (73 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.15 km (1 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ocwsan, nc72689331. Id of event: nc72689331. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 03:27:55 / September 3, 2016 @ 3:27 am. The temblor was reported at 19:27:55 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -125.651001° West, latitude 40.4213333° North, depth = 2.15 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 118 km W of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.651001° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4213333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km 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 2016-09-03 03:27:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 03:33:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 1 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 418 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 ,at,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 178 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 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 nc72689331 Id of event.
Event Code 72689331 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ocwsan,nc72689331, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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