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Minor earthquake, 3.23 mag strikes near San Juan Bautista in California



Earthquake location 36.8266678S, -121.5530014WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from San Juan Bautista in California on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 08:54:39 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72895796. Unique identifier: nc72895796. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.23 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 16:54:39 / September 20, 2017 @ 4:54 pm. Exact location, longitude -121.5530014° West, latitude 36.8266678° North, depth = 4.23 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, King City (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SSW of San Juan Bautista, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5530014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8266678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSW of San Juan Bautista, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-20 16:54:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 17:03:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 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 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 167 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 nc72895796 Id of event.
Event Code 72895796 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72895796, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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