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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near San Simeon in CA

Earthquake location 35.6723328S, -121.0650024WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Simeon in CA on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 03/01/18 / 2018-01-03 16:18:14 / January 3, 2018 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -121.0650024 West, latitude 35.6723328 North, depth = 6.05 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72948416. Unique identifier: nc72948416. The temblor was detected at 08:18:14 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Greenfield (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 12 km ENE of San Simeon, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.0650024° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6723328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of San Simeon, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-03 16:18:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-03 16:23:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0729 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 nc72948416 Id of event.
Event Code 72948416 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72948416, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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