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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.442S, -126.6669WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 204 km W of Ferndale, California (127 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.09 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:50:16 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000atbf. Ids that are associated to the event: at00owp5rs, us2000atbf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 19:50:16 / September 22, 2017 @ 7:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -126.6669° West, 40.442° North, depth 9.09 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 204 km W of Ferndale, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -126.6669° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 204km 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 19:50:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-22 20:13:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.3 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 reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 507 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 225 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000atbf Id of event.
Event Code 2000atbf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00owp5rs,us2000atbf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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