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Minor earthquake: M2.79 quake strikes near Yountville in California

Earthquake location 38.359333S, -122.3951645WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.79 (mg/mb) has striked on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yountville in California. The temblor was reported at 06:17:34 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 7.96 km (5 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-01 02:17:34 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -122.3951645 West, latitude 38.359333 North, depth 7.96 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Concord (c. 122 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Vallejo (c. 115 900 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramon, Blackhawk, San Leandro.

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Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded in: 5 km SSW of Yountville, California.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.79 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.3951645° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.359333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Yountville, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-02-01 02:17:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-01 02:19:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 120 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 65 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05167 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 nc72389786 Id of event.
Event Code 72389786 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS nc72389786 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. janet

    yess felt it and it had a loud shaking, banging of the windows in the house.

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