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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag has occurred near San Simeon in California



Earthquake location 35.7823334S, -121.268837WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Simeon in California. The temblor was detected at 05:53:06 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.02 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:53:06 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72926120. Id of event: nc72926120. Exact location of earthquake, -121.268837° West, 35.7823334° North, depth 7.02 km.

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soledad, Los Osos, Atascadero. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 16 km NNW of San Simeon, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.268837° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7823334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNW of San Simeon, 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 13:53:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 13:56:29 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 127 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 nc72926120 Id of event.
Event Code 72926120 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72926120, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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