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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Tres Pinos in CA

Earthquake location 36.6595001S, -121.2874985WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. The temblor was detected at 07:50:40 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.12 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 15:50:40 / December 29, 2017 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: nc72945761. Event ids that are associated: nc72945761. Exact location of event, longitude -121.2874985 West, latitude 36.6595001 North, depth = 6.12 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Firebaugh, Newman, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2874985° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6595001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-29 15:50:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-29 15:52:52 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 125 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 55 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 nc72945761 Id of event.
Event Code 72945761 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72945761, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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