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Minor earthquake: M2.99 quake has struck near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.5436668S, -121.1338348WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soledad in California. The temblor was reported at 10:18:24 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 18:18:24 / February 22, 2017 @ 6:18 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.59 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -121.1338348 West, latitude 36.5436668 North, depth = 5.59 km. Event id: nc72766646. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72766646.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martin, Mendota, Pacific Grove. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 21 km NE of Soledad, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1338348° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5436668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km 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 2017-02-22 18:18:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 18:31:54 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 3.8 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 138 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 0.05701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 nc72766646 Id of event.
Event Code 72766646 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72766646, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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