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Minor earthquake: M3.56 quake has struck near Avenal in California

Earthquake location 36.0963326S, -120.2131653WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Avenal in California on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72776501. Unique identifier: nc72776501. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.88 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:50:28 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 15:50:28 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.2131653 West, latitude 36.0963326 North, depth = 7.88 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Parlier, King City, Fresno (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Fresno (c. 494 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NW of Avenal, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.2131653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0963326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW 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 2017-03-16 15:50:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 16:10:15 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 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.16 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 reviewed 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 195 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 71 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72776501 Id of event.
Event Code 72776501 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72776501, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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