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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.4006653S, -125.1276703WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 72 km W of Petrolia, CA (45 miles) on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73409421. Unique identifier: nc73409421. Exact location of earthquake, -125.1276703° West, 40.4006653° North, depth 0.67 km. Global time and date of event 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 11:48:45 / June 15, 2020 @ 11:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:48:45 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.67 km (0 miles).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 72 km W of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.1276703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4006653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2020-06-15 11:48:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-15 11:50:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 129 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6104 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 282 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 nc73409421 Id of event.
Event Code 73409421 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73409421, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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