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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag was detected near Ferndale in CA

Earthquake location 40.6915016S, -124.9163361WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ferndale in CA on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/07/20 / 2020-07-22 02:50:57 / July 22, 2020 @ 2:50 am. The temblor was detected at 02:50:57 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73429271. Unique identifier: nc73429271. Exact location of event, depth 0.86 km, -124.9163361° West, 40.6915016° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.86 km (1 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Bayside, Arcata. The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 56 km WNW of Ferndale, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.9163361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6915016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km WNW 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 2020-07-22 02:50:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-22 02:55:54 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 128 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5946 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 287 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 nc73429271 Id of event.
Event Code 73429271 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73429271, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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