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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag was detected near American Canyon in California

Earthquake location 38.1606674S, -122.2851639WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from American Canyon in California. Global time and date of event 02/08/16 / 2016-08-02 00:35:26 / August 2, 2016 @ 12:35 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72669140. Id of event: nc72669140. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.55 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:35:26 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -122.2851639 West, latitude 38.1606674 North, depth = 12.55 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Half Moon Bay, Atherton, East Palo Alto (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hayward (c. 144 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km SW of American Canyon, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.2851639° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1606674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of American Canyon, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-02 00:35:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-02 00:42:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 144 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 67 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03987 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 nc72669140 Id of event.
Event Code 72669140 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72669140, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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