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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Mendota in California

Earthquake location 36.6586685S, -120.5920029WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Mendota in California. The temblor was detected at 10:38:52 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.8 km (1 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -120.5920029° West, 36.6586685° North, depth 1.8 km. Event id: nc72655296. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72655296. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/06/16 / 2016-06-25 17:38:52 / June 25, 2016 @ 5:38 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atwater, Gustine, Lemoore Station (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fresno (c. 494 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop).

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

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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: 21 km WSW of Mendota, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.5920029° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6586685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WSW of Mendota, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-25 17:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-25 17:43:02 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 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 nc72655296 Id of event.
Event Code 72655296 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72655296, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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