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Minor earthquake: M3.49 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3741684S, -124.9810028WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Ferndale in California on Thursday. Unique identifier: nc72696581. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72696581. Global time and date of event 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 01:48:48 / September 16, 2016 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -124.9810028° West, latitude 40.3741684° North, depth = 0.96 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.96 km (1 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:48:48 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eureka, Fortuna. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 64 km WSW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.49 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9810028° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3741684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WSW 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 2016-09-16 01:48:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 01:50:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 187 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 nc72696581 Id of event.
Event Code 72696581 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72696581, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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