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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag has occurred near Mammoth Lakes in California

Earthquake location 37.5068321S, -118.8356705WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in California. The temblor was picked up at 22:05:30 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72901146. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72901146. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 06:05:30 / September 29, 2017 @ 6:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -118.8356705 West, latitude 37.5068321 North, depth = 2.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.73 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes. The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.8356705° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5068321° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2017-09-29 06:05:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 06:10:34 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 154 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 nc72901146 Id of event.
Event Code 72901146 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72901146, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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