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Minor earthquake: M2.94 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.5133333S, -126.8983333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 223 km W of Ferndale, California (139 miles). Event id: nc72739955. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72739955. Exact location, longitude -126.8983333° West, latitude 40.5133333° North, depth = 9.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.62 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/12/16 / 2016-12-17 07:42:10 / December 17, 2016 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:42:10 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter).

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 ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 223 km W of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -126.8983333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.5133333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 223km W 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 2016-12-17 07:42:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-22 03:08:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 133 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 329 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 nc72739955 Id of event.
Event Code 72739955 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72739955, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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