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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Ridgemark in California

Earthquake location 36.6430016S, -121.2555008WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ridgemark in California. Id of earthquake: nc72923680. Event ids that are associated: nc72923680. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2555008 West, latitude 36.6430016 North, depth = 3.78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.78 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 01:43:14 / November 14, 2017 @ 1:43 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:43:14 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Firebaugh, Live Oak, Soquel (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2555008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6430016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSE of Ridgemark, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 01:43:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 01:50:05 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 129 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 nc72923680 Id of event.
Event Code 72923680 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72923680, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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