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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag was detected near Point Arena in CA

Earthquake location 39.0176659S, -123.7070007WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Point Arena in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 23:09:31 / February 16, 2020 @ 11:09 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73342005. Unique identifier: nc73342005. The temblor was detected at 15:09:31 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -123.7070007° West, latitude 39.0176659° North, depth = 2.91 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.91 km (2 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Ukiah (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cloverdale (c. 8 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fort Bragg (c. 7 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cloverdale, Fort Bragg, Ukiah (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km N of Point Arena, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.7070007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0176659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of Point Arena, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-16 23:09:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-16 23:16:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 126 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.132 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 nc73342005 Id of event.
Event Code 73342005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73342005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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