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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag strikes near Parkfield in CA

Earthquake location 35.9101677S, -120.5358353WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Parkfield in CA on Wednesday. Event id: nc73168145. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73168145. Exact location of event, depth -0.35 km, -120.5358353° West, 35.9101677° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/19 / 2019-04-18 03:15:15 / April 18, 2019 @ 3:15 am. The temblor was detected at 19:15:15 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -0.35 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Greenfield, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km W of Parkfield, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.5358353° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9101677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Parkfield, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-18 03:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-18 03:18:31 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 145 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 nc73168145 Id of event.
Event Code 73168145 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73168145, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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