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Minor earthquake: M3.08 quake has struck near San Simeon in California

Earthquake location 35.7363319S, -121.3268356WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Simeon in California on Monday. Event id: nc72624125. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72624125. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.44 km (5 miles). The 3.08-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:36 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 04:25:36 / April 19, 2016 @ 4:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.3268356° West, latitude 35.7363319° North, depth = 7.44 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis Obispo, Soledad, Atascadero (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km NW of San Simeon, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.08 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3268356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7363319° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2016-04-19 04:25:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 04:34:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 146 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 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05264 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 183 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 nc72624125 Id of event.
Event Code 72624125 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72624125, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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