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Minor earthquake: M3.17 quake has struck near San Juan Bautista in California



Earthquake location 36.848999S, -121.5826645WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Juan Bautista in California. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:43:30 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72577866. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72577866. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.6 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -121.5826645° West, latitude 36.848999° North, depth = 5.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 17:43:30 / January 9, 2016 @ 5:43 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patterson, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km W of San Juan Bautista, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5826645° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.848999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of San Juan Bautista, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-09 17:43:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 17:46:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 155 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 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 nc72577866 Id of event.
Event Code 72577866 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72577866, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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