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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag has occurred near Cottonwood in California



Earthquake location 38.6855011S, -121.8966675WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cottonwood in California on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.91 km (1 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:52:54 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.8966675 West, latitude 38.6855011 North, depth = 0.91 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 20:52:54 / June 17, 2017 @ 8:52 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72817606. Unique identifier: nc72817606.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Elk Grove (c. 153 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Roseville (c. 118 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vallejo (c. 115 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Martinez, Larkfield-Wikiup, Santa Rosa.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ENE of Cottonwood, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8966675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6855011° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Cottonwood, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-17 20:52:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-17 20:57:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 126 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 nc72817606 Id of event.
Event Code 72817606 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72817606, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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