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Light earthquake, 4.07 mag strikes near Rio Dell in California



Earthquake location 40.2921677S, -124.2921677WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.07 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Rio Dell in California on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 13:22:03 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.2921677 West, latitude 40.2921677 North, depth = 8.4 km. Id of earthquake: nc72820761. Event ids that are associated: nc72820761, at00os2m0p. A tsunami warning has been issued near Rio Dell in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.4 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 21:22:03 / June 24, 2017 @ 9:22 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SW of Rio Dell, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.2921677° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2921677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of Rio Dell, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-24 21:22:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-24 21:30:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 75 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.91 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 281 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,at, 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 0.03037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72820761 Id of event.
Event Code 72820761 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72820761,at00os2m0p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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