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Minor earthquake 3.47 mag, 27 km W of Petrolia, CA

Earthquake location 40.3093338S, -124.6026688WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.47 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73287645. Id of event: nc73287645. Exact location of earthquake, -124.6026688° West, 40.3093338° North, depth 17.23 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:17:32 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.23 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 23:17:32 / October 6, 2019 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). 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).

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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 27 km W of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.47 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.6026688° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3093338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2019-10-06 23:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-06 23:21:31 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 2.13 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 185 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2 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 237 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 nc73287645 Id of event.
Event Code 73287645 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73287645, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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