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Minor earthquake 2.81 mag, 7 km ESE of Cottonwood, California

Earthquake location 38.637S, -121.8883333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cottonwood in California on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.32 km (10 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:54:01 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.8883333 West, latitude 38.637 North, depth = 15.32 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 01:54:01 / November 21, 2016 @ 1:54 am. Id of earthquake: nc72727885. Event ids that are associated: nc72727885.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was North Auburn, Roseland, Larkfield-Wikiup (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Elk Grove (c. 153 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Concord (c. 122 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Roseville (c. 118 800 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 7 km ESE of Cottonwood, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8883333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.637° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of Cottonwood, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-21 01:54:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 23:33:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 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 121 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 79 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 nc72727885 Id of event.
Event Code 72727885 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72727885, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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