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Light earthquake, 4.2925 mag strikes near Potter Valley in California

Earthquake location 39.3682S, -123.2268WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2925 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Potter Valley in California. Exact location of earthquake, -123.2268° West, 39.3682° North, depth 8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1597798523. Id of event: ew1597798523. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 00:55:23 / August 19, 2020 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2925-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:55:23 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Willows, Healdsburg, Hidden Valley Lake (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ukiah (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Clearlake (c. 15 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Healdsburg (c. 11 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cloverdale (c. 8 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fort Bragg (c. 7 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Willows (c. 6 200 pop). 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km WNW of Potter Valley, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2925 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.2268° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km WNW of Potter Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-19 00:55:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-19 00:57:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ew The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ew, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 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 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ew1597798523 Id of event.
Event Code 1597798523 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ew1597798523, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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