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Minor earthquake 2.93 mag, 3 km ESE of Aromas, California

Earthquake location 36.8741684S, -121.6115036WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Aromas in California. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.28 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -121.6115036 West, latitude 36.8741684 North, depth = 6.28 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 22:48:46 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:48:46 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72783156. Unique identifier: nc72783156.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palo Alto, Stanford, Los Altos Hills. Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km ESE of Aromas, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6115036° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8741684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Aromas, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-31 22:48:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 23:02:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 134 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 nc72783156 Id of event.
Event Code 72783156 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72783156, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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