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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Coalinga in California



Earthquake location 36.0166664S, -120.583168WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Coalinga in California. The temblor was detected at 09:47:31 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -120.583168 West, latitude 36.0166664 North, depth = 4.29 km. Global time and date of event 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 17:47:31 / July 18, 2017 @ 5:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.29 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nc72841481. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72841481.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Coalinga (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morro Bay, Greenfield, Cambria.

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km SW of Coalinga, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.583168° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0166664° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Coalinga, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-18 17:47:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 17:52:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 121 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 64 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72841481 Id of event.
Event Code 72841481 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72841481, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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