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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 8 km WNW of The Geysers, California

Earthquake location 38.8199997S, -122.8408356WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from The Geysers in California on Wednesday. Event id: nc72737985. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72737985, at00oi6p0h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.94 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:41:05 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 16:41:05 / December 14, 2016 @ 4:41 pm. Exact location of event, depth 0.94 km, -122.8408356° West, 38.8199997° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near The Geysers in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Benicia, Corte Madera, Tara Hills. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Vallejo (c. 115 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Fairfield (c. 105 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vacaville (c. 92 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Davis (c. 65 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km WNW of The Geysers, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.8408356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8199997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of The Geysers, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-14 16:41:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-14 16:50:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 78 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.83 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 417 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 38 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72737985 Id of event.
Event Code 72737985 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72737985,at00oi6p0h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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