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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag strikes near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.5661659S, -121.1578369WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Pinnacles in CA on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 19:16:31 / September 13, 2018 @ 7:16 pm. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:16:31 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -121.1578369° West, 36.5661659° North, depth 2.22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.22 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73084010. Id of event: nc73084010.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustine, Morgan Hill, Mendota (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1578369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5661659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW of Pinnacles, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-13 19:16:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-13 19:23:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 138 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02738 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 74 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 nc73084010 Id of event.
Event Code 73084010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73084010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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