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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag has occurred near Coalinga in California

Earthquake location 36.1518326S, -120.229332WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Coalinga in California on Friday. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:50:04 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 00:50:04 / October 21, 2017 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10.01 km, -120.229332° West, 36.1518326° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.01 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72912066. Id of event: nc72912066.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kingsburg, Fowler, Selma. Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Selma (c. 23 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km E of Coalinga, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.229332° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1518326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E 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 2017-10-21 00:50:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-21 00:53:36 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 55 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1327 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 82 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 nc72912066 Id of event.
Event Code 72912066 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72912066, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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