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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Mammoth Lakes in California



Earthquake location 37.4881668S, -118.8361664WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.79 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc72861271. Event ids that are associated: nc72861271. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:52:18 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 21:52:18 / August 5, 2017 @ 9:52 pm. Exact location of event, depth 1.79 km, -118.8361664° West, 37.4881668° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 21 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8361664° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4881668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SE 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 2017-08-05 21:52:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 21:57:03 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 138 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 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1018 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 113 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 nc72861271 Id of event.
Event Code 72861271 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72861271, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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