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Minor earthquake, 3.09 mag was detected near Avalon in California

Earthquake location 33.1318321S, -118.170166WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Avalon in California on Thursday. Global time and date of event 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 18:30:24 / January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:30:24 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.11 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -118.170166° West, latitude 33.1318321° North, depth = 17.11 km. Unique identifier: ci37846863. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37846863.

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Irvine (c. 212 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Huntington Beach (c. 190 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Garden Grove (c. 170 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakewood, La Palma, Torrance (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SSE of Avalon, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.170166° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1318321° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSE of Avalon, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-04 18:30:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-04 18:32:41 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 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 147 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 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 ci37846863 Id of event.
Event Code 37846863 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37846863, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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