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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 41.0676S, -127.4521WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 274 km WNW of Ferndale, California (170 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000atbp. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000atbp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 15:12:35 / October 17, 2017 @ 3:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -127.4521 West, latitude 41.0676 North, depth = 8.64 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:12:35 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.64 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.4521° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.0676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 274km WNW 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 2017-10-17 15:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-17 16:31:50 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 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 121 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 ,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 2.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 296 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 us1000atbp Id of event.
Event Code 1000atbp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000atbp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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