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Minor earthquake, 2.94 mag strikes near Morgan Hill in California



Earthquake location 37.2560005S, -121.6381683WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Morgan Hill in California on Thursday. Unique identifier: nc72769771. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72769771. Exact location of event, depth 5.85 km, -121.6381683° West, 37.2560005° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 14:27:55 / March 2, 2017 @ 2:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.85 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:27:55 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Modesto (c. 201 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hayward (c. 144 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Delhi, El Granada, Hughson (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km N of Morgan Hill, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6381683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2560005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km N of Morgan Hill, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-02 14:27:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 14:40:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 139 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08556 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 43 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 nc72769771 Id of event.
Event Code 72769771 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72769771, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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