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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag was detected near Avenal in California



Earthquake location 36.0958328S, -120.1934967WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Avenal in California. Exact location of event, longitude -120.1934967 West, latitude 36.0958328 North, depth = 9.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.17 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 16:32:36 / February 10, 2016 @ 4:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:32:36 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72588945. Event ids that are associated: nc72588945.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulare, Templeton, Fowler. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NNW of Avenal, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.1934967° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0958328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNW of Avenal, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-10 16:32:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 16:38:08 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 127 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 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 nc72588945 Id of event.
Event Code 72588945 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72588945, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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