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Minor earthquake, 3.49 mag has occurred near Carmel Valley Village in California



Earthquake location 36.3476677S, -121.8450012WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Carmel Valley Village in California. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:02 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 09:53:02 / January 10, 2016 @ 9:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc72578171. Event ids that are associated: nc72578171. Exact location of event, longitude -121.8450012 West, latitude 36.3476677 North, depth = 15.78 km.

Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Scotts Valley, Gilroy, Soquel. Nearby 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km SSW of Carmel Valley Village, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.49 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8450012° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3476677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SSW of Carmel Valley Village, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-10 09:53:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 10:18:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 46 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.14 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 reviewed 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 206 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1098 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 201 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 nc72578171 Id of event.
Event Code 72578171 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72578171, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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