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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3763351S, -124.9260025WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ferndale in California on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 06:59:34 / May 8, 2017 @ 6:59 am. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:59:34 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -124.9260025° West, 40.3763351° North, depth -0.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -0.3 km (-0 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72798951. Unique identifier: nc72798951.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km WSW of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9260025° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3763351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-05-08 06:59:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-08 07:04:02 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 132 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 250 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 nc72798951 Id of event.
Event Code 72798951 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72798951, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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