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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag strikes near Whitehawk in CA

Earthquake location 39.5891685S, -120.4586639WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Whitehawk in CA on Friday. Exact location, longitude -120.4586639° West, latitude 39.5891685° North, depth = -1.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:55:10 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -1.6 km (-1 miles). Event id: nc73152386. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73152386, nn00680014. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 14:55:10 / March 15, 2019 @ 2:55 pm.

Close 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 Carson City, Alta Sierra, Grass Valley. Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Reno (c. 225 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sparks (c. 90 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carson City (c. 55 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sun Valley (c. 19 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Truckee (c. 16 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.

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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 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: 17 km SSE of Whitehawk, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.4586639° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5891685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -1.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSE of Whitehawk, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-15 14:55:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-15 15:04:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 128 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,nn, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1807 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 nc73152386 Id of event.
Event Code 73152386 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73152386,nn00680014, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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