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Minor earthquake 2.83 mag, 5 km WNW of San Juan Bautista, CA

Earthquake location 36.8619995S, -121.5933304WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Juan Bautista in CA on Saturday. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:07:31 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 15:07:31 / March 31, 2018 @ 3:07 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: nc72992335. Event ids that are associated: nc72992335. Exact location of earthquake, -121.5933304° West, 36.8619995° North, depth 6.23 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.23 km (4 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 5 km WNW of San Juan Bautista, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5933304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8619995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of San Juan Bautista, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-31 15:07:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-31 15:25:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 123 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 0.02244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 nc72992335 Id of event.
Event Code 72992335 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72992335, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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