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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.4541S, -126.3034WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 173 km W of Ferndale, California (107 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.09 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/18 / 2018-01-25 16:39:43 / January 25, 2018 @ 4:39 pm. Exact location of event, depth 5.09 km, -126.3034° West, 40.4541° North. The temblor was detected at 08:39:43 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00p34ea4, us2000cpba. Unique identifier: us2000cpba.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 173 km W of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -126.3034° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 173km 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 2018-01-25 16:39:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-25 17:02:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 91 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.36 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 548 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 1.5 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000cpba Id of event.
Event Code 2000cpba An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p34ea4,us2000cpba, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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