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Minor earthquake, 2.91 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.403S, -125.9491667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 144 km W of Ferndale, California (89 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.04 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 00:10:00 / September 25, 2016 @ 12:10 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -125.9491667 West, latitude 40.403 North, depth = 25.04 km. Event id: nc72702061. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72702061. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:10:00 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km W of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.9491667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km 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 2016-09-25 00:10:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 22:25:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 reviewed 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 130 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.275 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 285 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 nc72702061 Id of event.
Event Code 72702061 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72702061, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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