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Minor earthquake, 3.19 mag strikes near Coalinga in California

Earthquake location 35.9034996S, -120.4513321WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Coalinga in California on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.56 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/16 / 2016-10-02 22:37:15 / October 2, 2016 @ 10:37 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -120.4513321° West, 35.9034996° North, depth 5.56 km. Id of earthquake: nc72706501. Event ids that are associated: nc72706501. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:37:15 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lemoore, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 27 km SSW of Coalinga, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.4513321° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9034996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW 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 2016-10-02 22:37:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-02 22:43:57 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 2.7 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 157 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 79 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02256 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 41 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 nc72706501 Id of event.
Event Code 72706501 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72706501, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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