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Minor earthquake 2.92 mag, 46 km W of Petrolia, CA

Earthquake location 40.3171654S, -124.8291702WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 18:52:31 / January 12, 2021 @ 6:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -124.8291702° West, 40.3171654° North, depth -0.14 km. Unique identifier: nc73510070. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73510070. The temblor was reported at 18:52:31 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -0.14 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eureka, Fortuna. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 46 km W of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.8291702° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3171654° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km W 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 2021-01-12 18:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 18:57:08 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 131 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 292 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 nc73510070 Id of event.
Event Code 73510070 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73510070, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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