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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Crescent City in California

Earthquake location 41.2222S, -127.3947WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 273 km WSW of Crescent City, California (170 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000atay. Unique identifier: us1000atay. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:46 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -127.3947 West, latitude 41.2222 North, depth = 7.12 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 14:58:46 / October 17, 2017 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.12 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 273 km WSW of Crescent City, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.3947° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2222° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 273km WSW of Crescent City, 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 14:58:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-17 16:24:57 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 129 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 2.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 281 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 us1000atay Id of event.
Event Code 1000atay An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000atay, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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