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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Coalinga in California



Earthquake location 35.972168S, -120.5306702WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Coalinga in California on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72598620. Id of event: nc72598620. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.45 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -120.5306702° West, latitude 35.972168° North, depth = 4.45 km. Global time and date of event 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 01:55:36 / February 27, 2016 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:36 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lemoore, Greenfield, Morro Bay (min 5000 pop). 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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: 24 km SW of Coalinga, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.5306702° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.972168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Coalinga, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-27 01:55:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 01:59:12 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 121 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 nc72598620 Id of event.
Event Code 72598620 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72598620, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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