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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag strikes near Gonzales in CA

Earthquake location 36.3699989S, -121.4905014WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Gonzales in CA on Tuesday. Event id: nc73129231. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73129231. The temblor was reported at 16:41:36 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 00:41:36 / January 2, 2019 @ 12:41 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.72 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude -121.4905014° West, latitude 36.3699989° North, depth = 7.72 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gilroy (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Seaside (c. 33 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 16 km SSW of Gonzales, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4905014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3699989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW of Gonzales, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-02 00:41:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-02 00:51:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 122 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 nc73129231 Id of event.
Event Code 73129231 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73129231, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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