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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag has occurred near Willow Creek in California



Earthquake location 40.973835S, -123.4358368WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Willow Creek in California on Saturday. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:32:13 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -123.4358368° West, latitude 40.973835° North, depth = 36.69 km. Unique identifier: nc72757390. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72757390. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.69 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 20:32:13 / January 28, 2017 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fortuna, Eureka, McKinleyville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 16 km ENE of Willow Creek, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.4358368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.973835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Willow Creek, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-28 20:32:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 20:37:01 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 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2457 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 nc72757390 Id of event.
Event Code 72757390 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72757390, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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