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Minor earthquake: M3.73 quake has struck near Gonzales in California

Earthquake location 36.6343346S, -121.2556686WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gonzales in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 17:20:23 / March 8, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -121.2556686 West, latitude 36.6343346 North, depth = 7.3 km. The 3.73-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:23 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.3 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72771746, at00omiaty. Unique identifier: nc72771746.

Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Mendota, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km NE of Gonzales, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.73 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2556686° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6343346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Gonzales, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-08 17:20:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-08 17:32:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 43 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.9 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 1 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 229 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 62 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05293 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 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72771746 Id of event.
Event Code 72771746 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72771746,at00omiaty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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