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Minor earthquake 2.82 mag, 9 km ESE of Gilroy, California

Earthquake location 36.9866676S, -121.4671631WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Gilroy in California. Exact location of earthquake, -121.4671631° West, 36.9866676° North, depth 5.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:03:56 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/08/15 / 2015-08-20 04:03:56 / August 20, 2015 @ 4:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.82 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72509416. Id of event: nc72509416.

Nearby 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 Greenfield, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km ESE of Gilroy, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4671631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9866676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ESE of Gilroy, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-20 04:03:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-20 04:17:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 123 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 58 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 nc72509416 Id of event.
Event Code 72509416 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72509416, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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