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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.5706673S, -121.1600037WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Event id: nc73125516. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73125516. Exact location of event, longitude -121.1600037 West, latitude 36.5706673 North, depth = 2.69 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.69 km (2 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:02:07 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 09:02:07 / December 23, 2018 @ 9:02 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gustine (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 5 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1600037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5706673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2018-12-23 09:02:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-23 09:05:57 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 168 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 nc73125516 Id of event.
Event Code 73125516 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73125516, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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