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Minor earthquake, 3.37 mag strikes near Rio Dell in CA

Earthquake location 40.3623352S, -124.0414963WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Rio Dell in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.0414963 West, latitude 40.3623352 North, depth = 24.03 km. Unique identifier: nc73275985. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73275985. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 17:23:56 / September 18, 2019 @ 5:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.03 km (15 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:23:56 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SSE of Rio Dell, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.37 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.0414963° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3623352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Rio Dell, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-18 17:23:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-18 17:30:04 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 175 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 nc73275985 Id of event.
Event Code 73275985 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73275985, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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