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Light earthquake, 4.32 mag has occurred near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.3131676S, -124.6856689WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 19:14:27 / February 22, 2020 @ 7:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.6856689 West, latitude 40.3131676 North, depth = 5.79 km. Id of earthquake: nc73344735. Event ids that are associated: nc73344735. The temblor was detected at 11:14:27 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5.79 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km W of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.6856689° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3131676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km 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 2020-02-22 19:14:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-22 19:22:09 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 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed 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 287 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 46 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 247 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73344735 Id of event.
Event Code 73344735 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73344735, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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