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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Santa Ynez in CA

Earthquake location 34.5396652S, -119.9664993WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Santa Ynez in CA on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37435215. Id of event: ci37435215. The temblor was picked up at 08:45:52 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 0.85 km (1 miles). Exact location, longitude -119.9664993° West, latitude 34.5396652° North, depth = 0.85 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/16 / 2016-08-05 15:45:52 / August 5, 2016 @ 3:45 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oxnard Shores, Guadalupe, Nipomo (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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 SE of Santa Ynez, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.9664993° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5396652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE of Santa Ynez, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-05 15:45:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-05 15:48:24 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 140 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 ci37435215 Id of event.
Event Code 37435215 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37435215, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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