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Minor earthquake, 2.91 mag has occurred near Soledad in California



Earthquake location 36.6223335S, -121.2301636WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2301636° West, 36.6223335° North, depth 5.2 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.2 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 01:17:08 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:17:08 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72925845. Unique identifier: nc72925845.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Soquel, Opal Cliffs (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (32 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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 23 km NNE of Soledad, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2301636° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6223335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.2 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 01:17:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 01:20:52 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 130 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 56 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05729 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72925845 Id of event.
Event Code 72925845 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72925845, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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