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Minor earthquake 3.45 mag, 5 km S of Ridgemark, California

Earthquake location 36.762001S, -121.3570023WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.49 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc72758290. Event ids that are associated: nc72758290. The temblor was reported at 21:35:08 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9.49 km, -121.3570023° West, 36.762001° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 05:35:08 / January 31, 2017 @ 5:35 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patterson, Saratoga, Firebaugh (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km S of Ridgemark, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.45 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3570023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.762001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km S 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 2017-01-31 05:35:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 05:40:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.73 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 184 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 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 nc72758290 Id of event.
Event Code 72758290 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72758290, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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