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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Mammoth Lakes in California



Earthquake location 37.6248322S, -118.8568344WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 02:22:38 / April 27, 2017 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72794326. Id of event: nc72794326. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:22:38 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.72 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 7.72 km, -118.8568344° West, 37.6248322° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (7 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop).

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 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 10 km ESE of Mammoth Lakes, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8568344° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6248322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Mammoth Lakes, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-27 02:22:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 02:28:05 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 121 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.007589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72794326 Id of event.
Event Code 72794326 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72794326, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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