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Minor earthquake: M3.12 quake has struck near Yosemite Valley in California

Earthquake location 37.5951667S, -119.363WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Yosemite Valley in California on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -119.363° West, latitude 37.5951667° North, depth = 2.62 km. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:26 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 14:35:26 / September 18, 2016 @ 2:35 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc71016287. Unique identifier: nc71016287. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.62 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SE of Yosemite Valley, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.363° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5951667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE of Yosemite Valley, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-18 14:35:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-28 01:56:01 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 reviewed 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 150 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 261 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 nc71016287 Id of event.
Event Code 71016287 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc71016287, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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