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Minor earthquake, 3.49 mag was detected near Castaic in CA



Earthquake location 34.508667S, -118.6418304WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Castaic in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 19:46:55 / August 27, 2017 @ 7:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -118.6418304° West, latitude 34.508667° North, depth = 17.3 km. The 3.49-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:46:55 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: ci37985792. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37985792. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.3 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from North Glendale (c. 203 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Glendale (c. 191 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Covina, West Carson, Glendora.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km NW of Castaic, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.49 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.6418304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.508667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NW of Castaic, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 19:46:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 19:59:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 52 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.73 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 reviewed 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 202 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 114 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 ci37985792 Id of event.
Event Code 37985792 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37985792, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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