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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Willows in CA

Earthquake location 39.506832122803S, -121.99649810791WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Willows in CA. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:39 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: nc75023552. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc75023552. Exact location of event, longitude -121.99649810791 West, latitude 39.506832122803 North, depth = 16.799999237061 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/24 / 2024-06-18 11:43:39 / June 18, 2024 @ 11:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.799999237061 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Chico (c. 86 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Yuba City (c. 64 900 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Paradise (c. 26 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Linda (c. 17 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Oroville (c. 15 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Plumas Lake, Olivehurst, Linda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 17 km ESE of Willows, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.99649810791° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.506832122803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.799999237061 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km ESE of Willows, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-18 11:43:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-18 11:45:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 121 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 nc75023552 Id of event.
Event Code 75023552 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc75023552, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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