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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Paradise in California

Earthquake location 39.7986667S, -121.6411667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Paradise in California. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72564731. Id of event: nc72564731. Exact location of event, depth 19.4 km, -121.6411667° West, 39.7986667° North. Global time and date of event 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 13:14:18 / December 5, 2015 @ 1:14 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:14:18 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was South Yuba City, Linda, Yuba City. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (11 miles) from Chico (c. 86 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yuba City (c. 64 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Linda (c. 17 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Oroville (c. 15 500 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NNW of Paradise, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6411667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7986667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW of Paradise, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-05 13:14:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-14 23:10:08 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 reviewed 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 129 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mh The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72564731 Id of event.
Event Code 72564731 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72564731, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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