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Minor earthquake 2.83 mag, 6 km E of Hollister, California



Earthquake location 36.8623352S, -121.3293304WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hollister in California on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 16:59:10 / July 21, 2017 @ 4:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -121.3293304 West, latitude 36.8623352 North, depth = 7.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:59:10 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.03 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc72844341. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72844341.

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saratoga, King City, Hilmar-Irwin. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km E of Hollister, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3293304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8623352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Hollister, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-21 16:59:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 17:02:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 123 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1341 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 96 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 nc72844341 Id of event.
Event Code 72844341 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72844341, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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