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Minor earthquake, 3.06 mag has occurred near Cottonwood in California

Earthquake location 38.6225014S, -121.8830032WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Cottonwood in California. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.82 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: nc72739095. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72739095. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:08 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -121.8830032 West, latitude 38.6225014 North, depth = 11.82 km. Global time and date of event 15/12/16 / 2016-12-15 23:49:08 / December 15, 2016 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Elk Grove (c. 153 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Concord (c. 122 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Roseville (c. 118 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petaluma, Brentwood, Rohnert Park.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km ESE of Cottonwood, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.06 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8830032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6225014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2016-12-15 23:49:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-15 23:54:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 145 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 nc72739095 Id of event.
Event Code 72739095 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72739095, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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