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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Pittsburg in California

Earthquake location 38.1031685S, -121.9098358WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pittsburg in California on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 20:24:20 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72578766. Unique identifier: nc72578766. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.9098358 West, latitude 38.1031685 North, depth = 20.41 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.41 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 04:24:20 / January 12, 2016 @ 4:24 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rio Linda, Palo Alto, Carmichael (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Stockton (c. 291 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 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 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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. 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: 8 km NNW of Pittsburg, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.9098358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1031685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNW of Pittsburg, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-12 04:24:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 04:29:07 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 128 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1132 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 nc72578766 Id of event.
Event Code 72578766 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72578766, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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