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Minor earthquake, 3.24 mag has occurred near Gilroy in California

Earthquake location 36.9715004S, -121.4621658WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gilroy in California on Saturday. Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 15:48:25 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.4621658° West, latitude 36.9715004° North, depth = -0.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.2 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nc72789246. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72789246. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:48:25 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newark, Stanford, Livingston (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km ESE of Gilroy, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4621658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9715004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.2 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 15:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 15:58:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 166 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04856 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 53 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 nc72789246 Id of event.
Event Code 72789246 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72789246, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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