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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6023331S, -121.2083359WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 12:34:09 / September 24, 2018 @ 12:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.98 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2083359 West, latitude 36.6023331 North, depth = 5.98 km. The temblor was detected at 04:34:09 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: nc73089051. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73089051.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Gustine, Aptos (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Pinnacles, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2083359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6023331° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW 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 2018-09-24 12:34:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-24 12:40:04 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 121 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 nc73089051 Id of event.
Event Code 73089051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73089051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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