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Minor earthquake 3.85 mag, 13 km SSE of Ridgemark, California

Earthquake location 36.6918335S, -121.3261642WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 05:53:31 / July 18, 2016 @ 5:53 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.3261642 West, latitude 36.6918335 North, depth = 5.26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72662816. Unique identifier: nc72662816. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.26 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:53:31 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Campbell (c. 39 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patterson, East Foothills, San Jose (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 13 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3261642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6918335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSE of Ridgemark, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-18 05:53:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 06:09:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 158 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.09 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed 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 301 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04946 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72662816 Id of event.
Event Code 72662816 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72662816, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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