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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Pacoima in CA

Earthquake location 34.2935S, -118.4413333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Pacoima in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -118.4413333 West, latitude 34.2935 North, depth = 9.2 km. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:49:17 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 13:49:17 / July 30, 2020 @ 1:49 pm. Unique identifier: ci39322775. Ids that are associated to the event: ci39322775. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.2 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from North Glendale (c. 203 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ontario, Los Serranos, Upland. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 1 km NNW of Pacoima, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.4413333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2935° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW of Pacoima, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-30 13:49:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-30 13:54:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 125 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 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 ci39322775 Id of event.
Event Code 39322775 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39322775, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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