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Minor earthquake: M3.53 quake has struck near San Simeon in CA

Earthquake location 35.7996674S, -121.4078369WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from San Simeon in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.4078369 West, latitude 35.7996674 North, depth = 2.42 km. The 3.53-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:10:49 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/19 / 2019-04-30 17:10:49 / April 30, 2019 @ 5:10 pm. Unique identifier: nc73174665. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73174665. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.42 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from King City (c. 12 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gonzales, Los Osos, Atascadero (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km NW of San Simeon, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.53 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4078369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7996674° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of San Simeon, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-30 17:10:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-30 17:16:01 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 3.94 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 192 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 72 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 nc73174665 Id of event.
Event Code 73174665 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73174665, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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