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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Gilroy in California



Earthquake location 36.970665S, -121.458168WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gilroy in California. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.94 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72789221. Unique identifier: nc72789221. Exact location of event, longitude -121.458168 West, latitude 36.970665 North, depth = 2.94 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:06:40 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 15:06:40 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:06 pm.

Nearby 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 Los Altos Hills, Greenfield, Los Altos. The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km ESE of Gilroy, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.458168° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.970665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Gilroy, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-15 15:06:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 15:17:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 129 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04567 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 53 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 nc72789221 Id of event.
Event Code 72789221 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72789221, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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