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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Chualar in California

Earthquake location 36.6641S, -121.4277WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Chualar in California. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 21:39:20 / July 19, 2016 @ 9:39 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -121.4277 West, latitude 36.6641 North, depth = 9.95 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fzr. Id of event: us20006fzr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:39:20 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.95 km (6 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Clara, Firebaugh, East Foothills. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 13 km NE of Chualar, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4277° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6641° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of Chualar, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-19 21:39:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-19 22:47:56 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 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 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20006fzr Id of event.
Event Code 20006fzr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fzr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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