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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Chualar in California

Earthquake location 36.6966667S, -121.3455WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Chualar in California on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.07 km (1 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 21:39:20 / July 19, 2016 @ 9:39 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:39:20 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 2.07 km, -121.3455° West, 36.6966667° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006fzr, nc71103759. Unique identifier: nc71103759. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Clara, Hilmar-Irwin, Patterson (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NE of Chualar, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3455° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6966667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.07 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 23:42:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.03 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 260 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 ,us,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 nc71103759 Id of event.
Event Code 71103759 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fzr,nc71103759, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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