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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag strikes near Tres Pinos in CA

Earthquake location 36.7556648S, -121.2618332WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA on Saturday. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:59:41 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc73035021. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73035021. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.63 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2618332° West, 36.7556648° North, depth 9.63 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/18 / 2018-06-23 20:59:41 / June 23, 2018 @ 8:59 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Firebaugh, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 6 km SE of Tres Pinos, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2618332° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7556648° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE 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 2018-06-23 20:59:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-23 21:02:09 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07387 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 nc73035021 Id of event.
Event Code 73035021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73035021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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