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Minor earthquake, 3.14 mag has occurred near Newport Beach in California

Earthquake location 33.6199989S, -117.8945007WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Newport Beach in California. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37286999. Unique identifier: ci37286999. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.84 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6.84 km, -117.8945007° West, 33.6199989° North. The temblor was detected at 15:22:32 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 23:22:32 / December 20, 2015 @ 11:22 pm.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sherman Oaks, Muscoy, San Bernardino. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Riverside (c. 303 900 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 3 km E of Newport Beach, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -117.8945007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.6199989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km E of Newport Beach, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-20 23:22:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-20 23:36:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 363 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.47 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 297 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 123 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02597 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37286999 Id of event.
Event Code 37286999 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37286999, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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