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Minor earthquake: M2.98 quake has struck near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.3848343S, -124.9869995WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Ferndale in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.9869995 West, latitude 40.3848343 North, depth = -0.16 km. Unique identifier: nc72867626. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72867626. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 18:09:27 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:09 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -0.16 km (-0 miles). The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:09:27 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 64 km WSW of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9869995° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3848343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2017-08-12 18:09:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 18:14:03 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 137 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 251 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 nc72867626 Id of event.
Event Code 72867626 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72867626, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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