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Minor earthquake, 3.48 mag strikes near Lompoc in CA

Earthquake location 34.4386673S, -120.7251663WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Lompoc in CA on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -120.7251663° West, latitude 34.4386673° North, depth = -0.26 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37665799, nc72812776. Unique identifier: ci37665799. Global time and date of event 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 02:45:46 / June 9, 2017 @ 2:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.26 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:45:46 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Isla Vista (c. 23 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goleta, Isla Vista, Pismo Beach (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 33 km SW of Lompoc, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.48 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.7251663° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4386673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SW of Lompoc, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-09 02:45:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-09 02:56:11 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 2.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.27 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 reviewed 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 188 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,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mlr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37665799 Id of event.
Event Code 37665799 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37665799,nc72812776, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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