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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Benton in California

Earthquake location 38.0039S, -118.2358WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Benton in California on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -118.2358° West, 38.0039° North, depth 6.6 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:36:59 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.6 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73451981, nn00771068, us7000bfid. Unique identifier: nn00771068. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 00:36:59 / September 1, 2020 @ 12:36 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 29 km NE of Benton, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.2358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0039° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km NE of Benton, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-01 00:36:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-01 05:20:06 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 3.21 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 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 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nn The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,nc,nn,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1697 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56.46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nn00771068 Id of event.
Event Code 00771068 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73451981,nn00771068,us7000bfid, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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