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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Gardena in CA

Earthquake location 33.9165001S, -118.3068314WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Gardena in CA. Id of earthquake: ci37695680. Event ids that are associated: ci37695680. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.28 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:31:18 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 16:31:18 / September 20, 2016 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 11.28 km, -118.3068314° West, 33.9165001° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fillmore, Pedley, Glen Avon (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Irvine (c. 212 400 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 3 km N of Gardena, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.3068314° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9165001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N of Gardena, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-20 16:31:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-20 16:39:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.91 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 151 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 91 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 ci37695680 Id of event.
Event Code 37695680 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37695680, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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