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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near San Simeon in CA

Earthquake location 35.4785004S, -121.3365021WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Simeon in CA on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -121.3365021° West, 35.4785004° North, depth 18.46 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 18:32:39 / November 17, 2018 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: nc73112101. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73112101. The temblor was reported at 10:32:39 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.46 km (11 miles).

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Grover Beach (c. 13 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 23 km SW of San Simeon, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.3365021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4785004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW of San Simeon, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-17 18:32:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-17 18:37:05 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 0.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 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 nc73112101 Id of event.
Event Code 73112101 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73112101, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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