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Minor earthquake 3.11 mag, 10 km SSW of Ferndale, CA

Earthquake location 40.4893341S, -124.3065033WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ferndale in CA. Unique identifier: nc73016700. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73016700. The temblor was detected at 03:30:55 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -124.3065033 West, latitude 40.4893341 North, depth = 18.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.41 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 11:30:55 / May 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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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: 10 km SSW of Ferndale, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.3065033° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4893341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW 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 2018-05-16 11:30:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-16 11:36:01 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 149 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 nc73016700 Id of event.
Event Code 73016700 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73016700, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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