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Minor earthquake, 3.42 mag was detected near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.2958336S, -124.4990005WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Thursday. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:05:18 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73227481. Id of event: nc73227481. Global time and date of event 18/07/19 / 2019-07-18 10:05:18 / July 18, 2019 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.65 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude -124.4990005° West, latitude 40.2958336° North, depth = 19.65 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 18 km W of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.4990005° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2958336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W 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 2019-07-18 10:05:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-18 10:10:05 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 180 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 264 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 nc73227481 Id of event.
Event Code 73227481 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73227481, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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