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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag strikes near Soledad in California



Earthquake location 36.6199989S, -121.2273331WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2273331 West, latitude 36.6199989 North, depth = 5.13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72925940. Unique identifier: nc72925940. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.13 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 04:09:01 / November 17, 2017 @ 4:09 am. The temblor was reported at 20:09:01 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Soquel, Opal Cliffs (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km NNE of Soledad, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2273331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6199989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNE of Soledad, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-17 04:09:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 04:14:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 122 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 0.05408 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 89 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 nc72925940 Id of event.
Event Code 72925940 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72925940, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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