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Minor earthquake: M3.05 quake has struck near Ridgemark in California

Earthquake location 36.6554985S, -121.2708359WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ridgemark in California. The temblor was picked up at 12:33:25 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nc72741570. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72741570. Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 20:33:25 / December 19, 2016 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.01 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2708359° West, 36.6554985° North, depth 3.01 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Newman, Santa Cruz, Firebaugh. Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2708359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6554985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Ridgemark, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-19 20:33:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-19 20:37:00 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 143 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01111 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 40 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 nc72741570 Id of event.
Event Code 72741570 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72741570, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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