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Light earthquake: M4.5617 quake has struck near Hopland in California

Earthquake location 39.027S, -123.0592WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5617 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hopland in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -123.0592 West, latitude 39.027 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 15:03:33 / December 6, 2020 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ew1607267013. Unique identifier: ew1607267013. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:03:33 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonoma, Petaluma, Boyes Hot Springs. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ukiah (c. 16 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Clearlake (c. 15 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Healdsburg (c. 11 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km NE of Hopland, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5617 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.0592° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.027° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NE of Hopland, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-06 15:03:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 15:03:39 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 320 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 4 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 ew1607267013 Id of event.
Event Code 1607267013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ew1607267013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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