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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag was detected near Covelo in California

Earthquake location 40.105835S, -123.0778351WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Covelo in California on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 16:49:33 / August 12, 2017 @ 4:49 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72867601. Id of event: nc72867601. The temblor was picked up at 08:49:33 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -123.0778351° West, 40.105835° North, depth 46.06 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.06 km (29 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Redding (c. 89 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Red Bluff (c. 14 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Anderson (c. 9 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Corning (c. 7 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corning, Redding, Anderson (min 5000 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 37 km NNE of Covelo, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.0778351° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.105835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NNE of Covelo, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-12 16:49:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 16:54:02 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 155 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72867601 Id of event.
Event Code 72867601 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72867601, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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