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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag was detected near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.5563316S, -121.1493301WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soledad in California. Id of earthquake: nc72780751. Event ids that are associated: nc72780751. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 08:07:22 / March 26, 2017 @ 8:07 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:07:22 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.94 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.1493301 West, latitude 36.5563316 North, depth = 6.94 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gustine, Morgan Hill, Mendota (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 21 km NE of Soledad, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1493301° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5563316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE 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 2017-03-26 08:07:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 08:13:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 156 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 55 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 nc72780751 Id of event.
Event Code 72780751 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72780751, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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