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Minor earthquake: M2.92 quake has struck near Ridgemark in California

Earthquake location 36.6901665S, -121.3198318WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ridgemark in California. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 21:48:15 / July 19, 2016 @ 9:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -121.3198318 West, latitude 36.6901665 North, depth = 5.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.51 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: nc72663526. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72663526. The temblor was picked up at 14:48:15 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3198318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6901665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2016-07-19 21:48:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-19 21:52:11 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 131 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 nc72663526 Id of event.
Event Code 72663526 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72663526, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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