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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag strikes near San Juan Bautista in California

Earthquake location 36.8105011S, -121.5328369WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from San Juan Bautista in California on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 11:04:28 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72612035. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72612035. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 18:04:28 / March 24, 2016 @ 6:04 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.76 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -121.5328369 West, latitude 36.8105011 North, depth = 5.76 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Milpitas (c. 66 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sunnyvale, Milpitas, King City.

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

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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. 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: 3 km S of San Juan Bautista, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5328369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8105011° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of San Juan Bautista, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-24 18:04:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-24 18:17:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02864 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 34 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 nc72612035 Id of event.
Event Code 72612035 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72612035, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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