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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag strikes near Rio Dell in CA

Earthquake location 40.3656654S, -123.9573364WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rio Dell in CA. Exact location of event, depth 26.08 km, -123.9573364° West, 40.3656654° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:39 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc73328141. Event ids that are associated: nc73328141. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 16:56:39 / January 16, 2020 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.08 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 20 km SE of Rio Dell, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.9573364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3656654° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Rio Dell, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-16 16:56:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-16 16:58:42 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 167 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 nc73328141 Id of event.
Event Code 73328141 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73328141, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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