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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag was detected near Coalinga in California

Earthquake location 36.1706657S, -120.7333298WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Coalinga in California. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.8 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -120.7333298° West, 36.1706657° North, depth 8.8 km. Unique identifier: nc72688216. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72688216. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:45:22 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 16:45:22 / August 31, 2016 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Lemoore Station, Cambria. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 33 km W of Coalinga, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.7333298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1706657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km W of Coalinga, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-31 16:45:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-31 16:48:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 125 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 72 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06185 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 65 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 nc72688216 Id of event.
Event Code 72688216 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72688216, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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