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Minor earthquake, 3.86 mag strikes near The Geysers in CA

Earthquake location 38.8266678S, -122.8113327WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from The Geysers in CA on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 15:45:06 / September 1, 2018 @ 3:45 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.46 km (1 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -122.8113327 West, latitude 38.8266678 North, depth = 1.46 km. Unique identifier: nc73078885. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73078885. The 3.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:45:06 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Novato (c. 51 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was American Canyon, Novato, Colusa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 7 km NW of The Geysers, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.8113327° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8266678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of The Geysers, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-01 15:45:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-01 15:52:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.98 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 230 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 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.003413 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 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73078885 Id of event.
Event Code 73078885 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73078885, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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