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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Santa Barbara in California

Earthquake location 34.3075S, -119.7333333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Santa Barbara in California. The temblor was detected at 11:27:03 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ci37641343. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37641343. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.77 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 19:27:03 / May 6, 2017 @ 7:27 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -119.7333333 West, latitude 34.3075 North, depth = 0.77 km.

Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Camarillo (c. 65 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lompoc, Fillmore, Camarillo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSW of Santa Barbara, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3075° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSW of Santa Barbara, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-06 19:27:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-06 19:30:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1338 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 ci37641343 Id of event.
Event Code 37641343 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37641343, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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