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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag strikes near Mendota in California

Earthquake location 36.5843315S, -120.5406647WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mendota in California on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72556431. Unique identifier: nc72556431. Exact location of earthquake, -120.5406647° West, 36.5843315° North, depth 11.11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/15 / 2015-11-16 17:43:52 / November 16, 2015 @ 5:43 pm. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:43:52 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fowler, Lemoore, Avenal. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fresno (c. 494 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 23 km SW of Mendota, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.5406647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5843315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of Mendota, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-16 17:43:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-16 17:47:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 137 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 63 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 nc72556431 Id of event.
Event Code 72556431 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72556431, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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