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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.597332S, -121.2001648WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72776136. Id of event: nc72776136. Exact location, longitude -121.2001648° West, latitude 36.597332° North, depth = 4.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.25 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 22:44:30 / March 15, 2017 @ 10:44 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:30 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustine, Aptos, Mendota (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNE of Soledad, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2001648° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.597332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE 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 2017-03-15 22:44:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 22:49:02 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 121 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 33 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 nc72776136 Id of event.
Event Code 72776136 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72776136, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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