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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag has occurred near The Geysers in CA

Earthquake location 38.7941666S, -122.8093338WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from The Geysers in CA on Saturday. Id of earthquake: nc73351215. Event ids that are associated: nc73351215. Exact location of earthquake, -122.8093338° West, 38.7941666° North, depth 2.79 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 2.79 km (2 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 06:16:00 / March 8, 2020 @ 6:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:16:00 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Napa, Williams, Petaluma (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of The Geysers, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.8093338° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7941666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of The Geysers, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-08 06:16:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-08 06:20:32 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 138 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 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 nc73351215 Id of event.
Event Code 73351215 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73351215, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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