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Moderate earthquake, 5.56 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.4823341S, -124.9404984WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.56 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ferndale in California on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 19:50:36 / September 22, 2017 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72897031. Unique identifier: nc72897031. Exact location of earthquake, -124.9404984° West, 40.4823341° North, depth 4.63 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.63 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:50:36 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Bayside, Arcata (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9404984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4823341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km W 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 2017-09-22 19:50:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-22 20:03:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 1.32 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 477 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 105 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72897031 Id of event.
Event Code 72897031 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72897031, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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