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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag was detected near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.4129982S, -124.6443329WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:04:35 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 18:04:35 / December 6, 2019 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -124.6443329 West, latitude 40.4129982 North, depth = 19.79 km. Event id: nc73312236. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73312236. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.79 km (12 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 32 km WNW of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.6443329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4129982° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km WNW 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 2019-12-06 18:04:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-06 18:09:04 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.262 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 258 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 nc73312236 Id of event.
Event Code 73312236 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73312236, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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