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

Earthquake location 36.6348343S, -121.253334WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.31 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 12:49:28 / March 16, 2019 @ 12:49 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:49:28 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -121.253334° West, 36.6348343° North, depth 8.31 km. Event id: nc73152771. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73152771.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Live Oak, Firebaugh, Soquel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. 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: 15 km NW of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.253334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6348343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2019-03-16 12:49:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-16 13:09:04 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 nc73152771 Id of event.
Event Code 73152771 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73152771, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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