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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag has occurred near Aromas in California

Earthquake location 36.8638333S, -121.5948333WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Aromas in California on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.5948333 West, latitude 36.8638333 North, depth = 6.7 km. Id of earthquake: nc71105989. Event ids that are associated: nc71105989. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 10:56:11 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:56 am. The temblor was reported at 02:56:11 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Stanford, Patterson, Los Altos Hills (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 5 km ESE of Aromas, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5948333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8638333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 10:56:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 23:17:03 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 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 155 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.006642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 nc71105989 Id of event.
Event Code 71105989 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc71105989, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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