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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Tres Pinos in CA

Earthquake location 36.652832S, -121.2813339WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2813339° West, 36.652832° North, depth 5.04 km. The temblor was reported at 08:39:17 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72946286. Event ids that are associated: nc72946286. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.04 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 16:39:17 / December 30, 2017 @ 4:39 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Firebaugh, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 SSE of Tres Pinos, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2813339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.652832° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2017-12-30 16:39:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-30 16:41:34 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 128 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 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 nc72946286 Id of event.
Event Code 72946286 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72946286, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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