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Minor earthquake, 3.19 mag was detected near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.6214981S, -121.2275009WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California on Thursday. Unique identifier: nc72925895. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72925895. Exact location, longitude -121.2275009° West, latitude 36.6214981° North, depth = 5.64 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 03:27:59 / November 17, 2017 @ 3:27 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:27:59 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.64 km (4 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Live Oak, Mendota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 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). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NNE of Soledad, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2275009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6214981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.64 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 03:27:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 03:31:14 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 157 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05541 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 102 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 nc72925895 Id of event.
Event Code 72925895 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72925895, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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