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Minor earthquake, 3.54 mag strikes near Simmler in California

Earthquake location 35.4658318S, -119.979332WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Simmler in California. The temblor was detected at 23:20:58 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 07:20:58 / February 4, 2016 @ 7:20 am. Exact location of event, longitude -119.979332 West, latitude 35.4658318 North, depth = 7.02 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.02 km (4 miles). Event id: ci37520200. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37520200, nc72588391.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huron, Coalinga, Corcoran (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km N of Simmler, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.979332° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4658318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N of Simmler, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-04 07:20:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 07:35:04 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 4.86 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 193 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 58 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03315 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 ci37520200 Id of event.
Event Code 37520200 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37520200,nc72588391, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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