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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Cottonwood in California

Earthquake location 38.6451683S, -121.8850021WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cottonwood in California on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 03:48:43 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72737750. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72737750. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 11:48:43 / December 14, 2016 @ 11:48 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.8850021 West, latitude 38.6451683 North, depth = 15.02 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.02 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Elk Grove (c. 153 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Concord (c. 122 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Roseville (c. 118 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Larkfield-Wikiup, North Auburn, Rodeo.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 7 km E of Cottonwood, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8850021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6451683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E 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 2016-12-14 11:48:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-14 11:58:18 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 2.2 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 128 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 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1221 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 nc72737750 Id of event.
Event Code 72737750 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72737750, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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