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Minor earthquake, 3.26 mag strikes near San Simeon in California

Earthquake location 35.7091675S, -121.0526657WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Simeon in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.67 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -121.0526657 West, latitude 35.7091675 North, depth = 6.67 km. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:11 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72583616. Event ids that are associated: nc72583616. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 08:28:11 / January 23, 2016 @ 8:28 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oceano, Coalinga, Arroyo Grande (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop).

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-eight 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 earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km ENE of San Simeon, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.0526657° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7091675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of San Simeon, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 08:28:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 08:33:08 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 164 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08598 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 54 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 nc72583616 Id of event.
Event Code 72583616 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72583616, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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