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Minor earthquake, 3.66 mag has occurred near Petrolia in CA

Earthquake location 40.2821655S, -124.4069977WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73488761. Id of event: nc73488761. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 15:46:52 / November 29, 2020 @ 3:46 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -124.4069977 West, latitude 40.2821655 North, depth = 19.49 km. The 3.66-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:46:52 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 19.49 km (12 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km WSW of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.4069977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2821655° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WSW 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 2020-11-29 15:46:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-29 15:52:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.42 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 206 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 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 nc73488761 Id of event.
Event Code 73488761 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73488761, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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