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Minor earthquake: M3.01 quake has struck near Gilroy in California

Earthquake location 36.9845009S, -121.6455002WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Gilroy in California. Event id: nc72908386. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72908386. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -121.6455002° West, 36.9845009° North, depth 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 11:13:53 / October 13, 2017 @ 11:13 am. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:13:53 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Livermore, Pleasanton, Redwood City (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WSW of Gilroy, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6455002° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9845009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW 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 2017-10-13 11:13:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-13 11:19:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 140 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 73 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0551 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 nc72908386 Id of event.
Event Code 72908386 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72908386, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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