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Minor earthquake 3.24 mag, 12 km SSE of Ridgemark, California

Earthquake location 36.7006683S, -121.331665WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Tuesday. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:23 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.331665 West, latitude 36.7006683 North, depth = 3.64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.64 km (2 miles). Id of earthquake: nc72678431. Event ids that are associated: nc72678431. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 21:54:23 / August 16, 2016 @ 9:54 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Firebaugh, Ben Lomond, Newman (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 12 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.331665° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7006683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2016-08-16 21:54:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-16 22:13:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 162 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 40 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 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 nc72678431 Id of event.
Event Code 72678431 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72678431, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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