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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.5453339S, -121.1391678WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soledad in California on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -121.1391678° West, 36.5453339° North, depth 8.5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 23:33:40 / February 22, 2017 @ 11:33 pm. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:33:40 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72766716. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72766716. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.5 km (5 miles).

Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 68 km (42 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), 41 km (26 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martin, Mendota, Firebaugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km NE of Soledad, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1391678° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5453339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.5 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 23:33:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 23:45:33 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 2.7 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 127 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06036 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 41 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 nc72766716 Id of event.
Event Code 72766716 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72766716, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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