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Minor earthquake: M3.81 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.2981682S, -124.3933334WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ferndale in California. Unique identifier: nc72769811. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72769811. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 20:23:45 / March 2, 2017 @ 8:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.86 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -124.3933334 West, latitude 40.2981682 North, depth = 7.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:23:45 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 32 km SSW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3933334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2981682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSW 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 2017-03-02 20:23:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 20:31:43 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 3.89 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 223 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0867 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 244 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72769811 Id of event.
Event Code 72769811 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72769811, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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