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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Coalinga in CA

Earthquake location 36.1809998S, -120.2825012WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Coalinga in CA. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:19 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nc73116906. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73116906. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.94 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/11/18 / 2018-11-29 02:46:19 / November 29, 2018 @ 2:46 am. Exact location of event, longitude -120.2825012 West, latitude 36.1809998 North, depth = 9.94 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Firebaugh, King City, Kingsburg (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Selma (c. 23 200 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km ENE of Coalinga, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.2825012° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1809998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE of Coalinga, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-29 02:46:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-29 03:01:03 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 129 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 nc73116906 Id of event.
Event Code 73116906 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73116906, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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