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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Rio Dell in California



Earthquake location 40.3618317S, -124.206337WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rio Dell in California. Exact location, longitude -124.206337° West, latitude 40.3618317° North, depth = 28.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.28 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:20:10 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72719300. Unique identifier: nc72719300. Global time and date of event 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 10:20:10 / November 2, 2016 @ 10:20 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 17 km SSW of Rio Dell, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.206337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3618317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSW of Rio Dell, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-02 10:20:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-02 10:30:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 134 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07167 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72719300 Id of event.
Event Code 72719300 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72719300, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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