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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Soledad in California



Earthquake location 36.6473351S, -120.992836WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Soledad in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.16 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -120.992836° West, 36.6473351° North, depth 5.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 22:46:23 / February 21, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. Unique identifier: nc72766431. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72766431. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:23 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merced, Livingston, Hilmar-Irwin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km NE of Soledad, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.992836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6473351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NE of Soledad, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-21 22:46:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-21 22:55:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.28 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 reviewed 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 211 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 67 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 nc72766431 Id of event.
Event Code 72766431 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72766431, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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