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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3190002S, -124.3980026WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ferndale in California. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.11 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: nc72785701. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72785701. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 21:15:24 / April 6, 2017 @ 9:15 pm. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:15:24 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.3980026 West, latitude 40.3190002 North, depth = 7.11 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 30 km SSW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3980026° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3190002° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2017-04-06 21:15:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-06 21:25:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 154 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248 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 nc72785701 Id of event.
Event Code 72785701 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72785701, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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