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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag strikes near Avenal in California



Earthquake location 35.8841667S, -120.055336WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Avenal in California on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.11 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:51:30 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 15:51:30 / March 12, 2017 @ 3:51 pm. Exact location, longitude -120.055336° West, latitude 35.8841667° North, depth = 16.11 km. Id of earthquake: nc72773461. Event ids that are associated: nc72773461.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delano, Tulare, Wasco (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 14 km SSE of Avenal, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.055336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8841667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSE of Avenal, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-12 15:51:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 15:57:04 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 123 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 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 nc72773461 Id of event.
Event Code 72773461 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72773461, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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