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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Seal Beach in CA

Earthquake location 33.7696648S, -118.1238327WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Seal Beach in CA on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/16 / 2016-10-06 20:54:49 / October 6, 2016 @ 8:54 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:54:49 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -118.1238327 West, latitude 33.7696648 North, depth = 12.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37711808. Unique identifier: ci37711808. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.19 km (8 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mead Valley, Westlake Village, Bloomington (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NNW of Seal Beach, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.1238327° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.7696648° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW of Seal Beach, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-06 20:54:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-06 20:57:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 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 126 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 92 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04088 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 ci37711808 Id of event.
Event Code 37711808 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37711808, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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