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Minor earthquake 3.23 mag, 28 km SW of Ferndale, California



Earthquake location 40.3950005S, -124.5026703WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Ferndale in California on Sunday. Id of earthquake: nc72724650. Event ids that are associated: nc72724650. Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 00:22:38 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -124.5026703 West, latitude 40.3950005 North, depth = 25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:22:38 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 28 km SW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.5026703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3950005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW 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 2016-11-14 00:22:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 00:29:15 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 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 161 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 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 251 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 nc72724650 Id of event.
Event Code 72724650 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72724650, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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