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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag was detected near Cottonwood in California



Earthquake location 38.6386681S, -121.908165WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Cottonwood in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.908165 West, latitude 38.6386681 North, depth = 15.88 km. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:44:16 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 23:44:16 / November 14, 2016 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.88 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc72725285. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72725285.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rohnert Park, Hercules, Roseland. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Elk Grove (c. 153 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Concord (c. 122 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Roseville (c. 118 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km ESE of Cottonwood, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.908165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6386681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Cottonwood, 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 23:44:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 23:54:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 126 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 33 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 nc72725285 Id of event.
Event Code 72725285 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72725285, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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