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Minor earthquake 2.85 mag, 24 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California



Earthquake location 37.4686661S, -118.8130035WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in California on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 14:35:03 / September 14, 2017 @ 2:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -118.8130035 West, latitude 37.4686661 North, depth = -0.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of -0.68 km (-0 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72892201. Unique identifier: nc72892201. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:35:03 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8130035° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4686661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2017-09-14 14:35:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 14:40:02 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 125 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 nc72892201 Id of event.
Event Code 72892201 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72892201, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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