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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.3731651S, -124.269165WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/09/19 / 2019-09-06 18:49:56 / September 6, 2019 @ 6:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -124.269165 West, latitude 40.3731651 North, depth = 24.35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.35 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73266390. Id of event: nc73266390. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:49:56 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop).

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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NNE of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.269165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3731651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE 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 2019-09-06 18:49:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-06 18:53:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 134 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 0.05243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 nc73266390 Id of event.
Event Code 73266390 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73266390, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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