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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag was detected near San Simeon in California



Earthquake location 35.7901649S, -121.3151703WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from San Simeon in California. Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 09:21:41 / April 1, 2016 @ 9:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.39 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:21:41 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72615930. Id of event: nc72615930. Exact location of event, depth 2.39 km, -121.3151703° West, 35.7901649° North.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soledad, Los Osos, Atascadero (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop).

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

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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. 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: 19 km NW of San Simeon, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3151703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7901649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW 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 2016-04-01 09:21:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 09:46:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08844 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 165 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 nc72615930 Id of event.
Event Code 72615930 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72615930, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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