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Minor earthquake 3.54 mag, 7 km WNW of Rio Dell, California

Earthquake location 40.5183334S, -124.1928329WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Rio Dell in California. Exact location of event, longitude -124.1928329 West, latitude 40.5183334 North, depth = 18.85 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 17:46:28 / November 15, 2016 @ 5:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:46:28 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72725765. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72725765. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.85 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 7 km WNW of Rio Dell, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.1928329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.5183334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW 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 2016-11-15 17:46:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-15 17:59:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.51 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 195 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 nc72725765 Id of event.
Event Code 72725765 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72725765, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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