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Minor earthquake 3.73 mag, 31 km W of Petrolia, CA

Earthquake location 40.3088341S, -124.6496658WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.6496658 West, latitude 40.3088341 North, depth = 16.38 km. The 3.73-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:07:55 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.38 km (10 miles). Id of earthquake: nc73357735. Event ids that are associated: nc73357735. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 10:07:55 / March 23, 2020 @ 10:07 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 31 km W of Petrolia, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.73 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -124.6496658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.3088341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km W of Petrolia, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-23 10:07:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-23 10:12:19 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 2.7 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 reviewed 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 214 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 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 257 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 nc73357735 Id of event.
Event Code 73357735 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73357735, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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