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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag has occurred near Central California



Earthquake location 36.0826667S, -120.234WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Central California kilometers (0 miles) from Central California. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:51 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.81 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, depth 8.81 km, -120.234° West, 36.0826667° North. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72776761. Unique identifier: nc72776761. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 22:23:51 / March 16, 2017 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Mendota, Templeton.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: Central California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.234° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0826667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Central 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 22:23:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 02:27:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 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 0.103 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 177 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 nc72776761 Id of event.
Event Code 72776761 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72776761, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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