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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag has occurred near San Miguel in California

Earthquake location 35.833168S, -120.6053314WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Miguel in California on Thursday. Unique identifier: nc72545730. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72545730. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:45:32 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -120.6053314° West, 35.833168° North, depth 10.55 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 15:45:32 / October 29, 2015 @ 3:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.55 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km NE of San Miguel, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.6053314° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.833168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NE of San Miguel, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-29 15:45:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 15:49:55 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 167 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 78 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03452 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 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 nc72545730 Id of event.
Event Code 72545730 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72545730, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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