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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Lompoc in CA

Earthquake location 34.4366667S, -120.7875WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lompoc in CA. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38231048. Id of event: ci38231048. The temblor was picked up at 01:29:55 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/07/18 / 2018-07-27 09:29:55 / July 27, 2018 @ 9:29 am. Exact location of event, longitude -120.7875 West, latitude 34.4366667 North, depth = 0.96 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.96 km (1 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nipomo (c. 16 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Oceano (c. 7 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oceano, Nipomo, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 38 km SW of Lompoc, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.7875° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4366667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Lompoc, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-27 09:29:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-27 09:41:56 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 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 ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci38231048 Id of event.
Event Code 38231048 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38231048, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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