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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag has occurred near Ferndale in CA

Earthquake location 40.4931679S, -124.7266693WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ferndale in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -124.7266693 West, latitude 40.4931679 North, depth = 15.13 km. The temblor was reported at 22:14:34 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73362735. Id of event: nc73362735. Global time and date of event 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 06:14:34 / April 2, 2020 @ 6:14 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.13 km (9 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 73 km (45 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 40 km WSW of Ferndale, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.7266693° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4931679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW of Ferndale, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-02 06:14:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-02 06:17:18 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 135 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 0.2974 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 251 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 nc73362735 Id of event.
Event Code 73362735 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73362735, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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