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Minor earthquake, 3.38 mag strikes near Solvang in CA



Earthquake location 34.3978348S, -120.1685028WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Solvang in CA. The temblor was reported at 20:49:43 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.02 km (4 miles). Event id: ci37811048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37811048. Exact location of event, depth 6.02 km, -120.1685028° West, 34.3978348° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:49:43 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:49 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ventura, Mira Monte, Nipomo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 22 km S of Solvang, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.38 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.1685028° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3978348° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km S of Solvang, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-23 04:49:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 04:52:09 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 176 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 ci37811048 Id of event.
Event Code 37811048 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37811048, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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