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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag strikes near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.3921661S, -124.4138336WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 15:41:23 / March 14, 2018 @ 3:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:41:23 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72983731. Id of event: nc72983731. Exact location of event, longitude -124.4138336 West, latitude 40.3921661 North, depth = 30.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.37 km (19 miles).

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NW of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.4138336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3921661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW of Petrolia, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-14 15:41:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-14 15:46:02 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 145 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 254 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 nc72983731 Id of event.
Event Code 72983731 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72983731, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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