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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Ferndale in California

Earthquake location 40.801S, -127.602WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 283 km W of Ferndale, California (176 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ferndale in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qaim88. Id of event: at00qaim88. Exact location of earthquake, -127.602° West, 40.801° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 07:02:32 / May 18, 2020 @ 7:02 am. The temblor was detected at 22:02:32 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 283 km W of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.602° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 283km W of Ferndale, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-18 07:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 07:07:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.501808 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248.399980128 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qaim88 Id of event.
Event Code 00qaim88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qaim88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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