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Minor earthquake 3.15 mag, Central California



Earthquake location 36.5873337S, -121.1835022WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported Central California kilometers (0 miles) from Central California on Friday. Event id: nc72795356. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72795356. The temblor was picked up at 22:34:45 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.1835022 West, latitude 36.5873337 North, depth = 2.67 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 22:34:45 / April 28, 2017 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.67 km (2 miles).

Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gustine. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1835022° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5873337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Central California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-28 22:34:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 22:37:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 153 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 nc72795356 Id of event.
Event Code 72795356 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72795356, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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