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



Earthquake location 37.0180016S, -121.4756699WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Gilroy in California. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72864296. Id of event: nc72864296. Exact location, longitude -121.4756699° West, latitude 37.0180016° North, depth = 6.95 km. The temblor was detected at 09:29:14 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 17:29:14 / August 8, 2017 @ 5:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.95 km (4 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was East Palo Alto, Bret Harte, West Modesto.

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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 8 km E of Gilroy, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4756699° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0180016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E of Gilroy, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-08 17:29:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-08 17:34:03 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 2.7 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06777 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 54 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 nc72864296 Id of event.
Event Code 72864296 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72864296, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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