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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag has occurred near Ferndale in California



Earthquake location 40.4958344S, -124.3164978WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ferndale in California. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:30:02 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.82 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: nc72923450. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72923450. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 20:30:02 / November 13, 2017 @ 8:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -124.3164978° West, latitude 40.4958344° North, depth = 17.82 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km SSW of Ferndale, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3164978° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4958344° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSW 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 2017-11-13 20:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 20:34:01 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 136 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02581 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 232 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72923450 Id of event.
Event Code 72923450 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72923450, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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