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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag has occurred near The Geysers in CA

Earthquake location 38.7976685S, -122.7668304WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from The Geysers in CA. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.02 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -122.7668304 West, latitude 38.7976685 North, depth = 1.02 km. Id of earthquake: nc73502585. Event ids that are associated: nc73502585. The temblor was reported at 10:48:47 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 10:48:47 / December 25, 2020 @ 10:48 am.

Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Windsor (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Winters, Napa, Williams (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NNW of The Geysers, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.7668304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7976685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNW of The Geysers, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-25 10:48:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-25 10:53:07 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 125 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.006297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 nc73502585 Id of event.
Event Code 73502585 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73502585, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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