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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag has occurred near Mammoth Lakes in CA

Earthquake location 37.5115013S, -118.9400024WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Mammoth Lakes in CA. Id of earthquake: nc73501535. Event ids that are associated: nc73501535. Exact location of event, longitude -118.9400024 West, latitude 37.5115013 North, depth = 7.49 km. Global time and date of event 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 12:26:28 / December 22, 2020 @ 12:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.49 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:26:28 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 15 km (10 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 14 km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.9400024° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5115013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSE of Mammoth Lakes, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-22 12:26:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-22 12:28:13 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1023 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 nc73501535 Id of event.
Event Code 73501535 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73501535, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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