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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag strikes near Northridge in CA

Earthquake location 34.2206667S, -118.5025WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Northridge in CA. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38212095. Id of event: ci38212095. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/19 / 2019-01-30 17:46:08 / January 30, 2019 @ 5:46 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.97 km (8 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:46:08 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -118.5025° West, 34.2206667° North, depth 12.97 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orange, Montclair, Fountain Valley (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from North Glendale (c. 203 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 ESE of Northridge, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.5025° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2206667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Northridge, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-30 17:46:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-30 17:57:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 35 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 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 132 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 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 ci38212095 Id of event.
Event Code 38212095 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38212095, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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