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Minor earthquake, 3.26 mag strikes near Cayucos in California



Earthquake location 35.4339981S, -121.0448303WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Cayucos in California on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.19 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 19:15:31 / May 24, 2016 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 12:15:31 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72641526. Unique identifier: nc72641526. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.0448303 West, latitude 35.4339981 North, depth = 4.19 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Maria, Nipomo, Guadalupe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km W of Cayucos, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.0448303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4339981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Cayucos, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-24 19:15:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 19:25:02 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 164 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 62 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0616 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 181 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 nc72641526 Id of event.
Event Code 72641526 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72641526, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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