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Light earthquake: M4.66 quake has struck near Gonzales in California



Earthquake location 36.632S, -121.2450027WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.66 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gonzales in California on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2450027° West, 36.632° North, depth 6.16 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:31:29 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72923380. Event ids that are associated: nc72923380, at00ozdfkg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.16 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Gonzales in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 19:31:29 / November 13, 2017 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saratoga, Delhi, East Foothills (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Campbell (c. 39 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km NE of Gonzales, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2450027° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.632° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE of Gonzales, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-13 19:31:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 19:39:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 78 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.72 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 375 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 67 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72923380 Id of event.
Event Code 72923380 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72923380,at00ozdfkg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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