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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Avenal in California

Earthquake location 35.9851685S, -120.1213303WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Avenal in California on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.61 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 16.61 km, -120.1213303° West, 35.9851685° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:39:34 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72736865. Event ids that are associated: nc72736865. Global time and date of event 13/12/16 / 2016-12-13 21:39:34 / December 13, 2016 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Tulare, Templeton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km SSE of Avenal, 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 -120.1213303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9851685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSE of Avenal, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-13 21:39:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-13 21:46:03 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 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 nc72736865 Id of event.
Event Code 72736865 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72736865, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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