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Minor earthquake: M2.95 quake has struck near Gilroy in California

Earthquake location 37.0326653S, -121.4878311WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Gilroy in California. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72635710. Id of event: nc72635710. Exact location of event, depth 8.09 km, -121.4878311° West, 37.0326653° North. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:39:18 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.09 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/16 / 2016-05-14 19:39:18 / May 14, 2016 @ 7:39 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tracy, Atherton, Union City (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 7 km ENE of Gilroy, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4878311° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0326653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Gilroy, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-14 19:39:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-14 19:46:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 137 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 74 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.007745 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 39 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 nc72635710 Id of event.
Event Code 72635710 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72635710, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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