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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Kettleman City in California

Earthquake location 35.9044991S, -119.9483337WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kettleman City in California. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72541925. Unique identifier: nc72541925. Exact location of earthquake, -119.9483337° West, 35.9044991° North, depth 26.32 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 01:39:59 / October 22, 2015 @ 1:39 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:39:59 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.32 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Visalia (c. 124 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kingsburg, Shafter, Visalia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve 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. 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: 11 km S of Kettleman City, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.9483337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9044991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km S of Kettleman City, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-22 01:39:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 01:44:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04229 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 nc72541925 Id of event.
Event Code 72541925 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72541925, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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