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Minor earthquake, 3.09 mag strikes near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.3133316S, -124.552002WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ferndale in California. Exact location of earthquake, -124.552002° West, 40.3133316° North, depth 19.39 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 03:18:16 / March 26, 2017 @ 3:18 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72780636. Unique identifier: nc72780636. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.39 km (12 miles). The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:18:16 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SW of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.552002° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3133316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW 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 2017-03-26 03:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 03:23:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 147 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 266 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 nc72780636 Id of event.
Event Code 72780636 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72780636, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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