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Minor earthquake: M3.09 quake has struck near Isla Vista in CA

Earthquake location 34.4571648S, -119.9983368WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Isla Vista in CA on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.05 km (4 miles). The 3.09-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:43:29 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -119.9983368 West, latitude 34.4571648 North, depth = 6.05 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37646991. Id of event: ci37646991. Global time and date of event 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 04:43:29 / May 17, 2017 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nipomo, Guadalupe, Oxnard Shores. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km WNW of Isla Vista, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.9983368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4571648° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of Isla Vista, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-17 04:43:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 04:55:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 39 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 163 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 ci37646991 Id of event.
Event Code 37646991 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37646991, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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