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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag has occurred near Ferndale in CA

Earthquake location 40.5518341S, -124.3274994WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ferndale in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.51 km (15 miles). The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:21:25 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72981791. Unique identifier: nc72981791. Global time and date of event 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 01:21:25 / March 10, 2018 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.3274994 West, latitude 40.5518341 North, depth = 23.51 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km WSW of Ferndale, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3274994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.5518341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Ferndale, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-10 01:21:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-10 01:30:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 129 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07657 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 nc72981791 Id of event.
Event Code 72981791 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72981791, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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