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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Coalinga in California



Earthquake location 36.074501S, -120.6470032WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Coalinga in California on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -120.6470032 West, latitude 36.074501 North, depth = 2.98 km. The temblor was reported at 07:20:55 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72726570. Event ids that are associated: nc72726570. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 15:20:55 / November 17, 2016 @ 3:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.98 km (2 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soledad, Lemoore Station, Cambria (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km WSW of Coalinga, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.6470032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.074501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WSW 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 2016-11-17 15:20:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 15:26:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 121 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 50 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07146 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 nc72726570 Id of event.
Event Code 72726570 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72726570, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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