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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag was detected near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3413315S, -124.7811661WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ferndale in California on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 01:31:58 / February 28, 2017 @ 1:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72768716. Unique identifier: nc72768716. Exact location of earthquake, -124.7811661° West, 40.3413315° North, depth 10.29 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:31:58 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.29 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 51 km WSW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.7811661° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3413315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW 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 2017-02-28 01:31:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 01:40:32 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 1 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 188 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 50 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 261 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 nc72768716 Id of event.
Event Code 72768716 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72768716, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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