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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag was detected near Santa Cruz Is. (E end) in CA

Earthquake location 33.8129997S, -119.3048325WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Santa Cruz Is. (E end) in CA on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/05/19 / 2019-05-03 04:11:18 / May 3, 2019 @ 4:11 am. Event id: ci38343375. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci38343375. Exact location of earthquake, -119.3048325° West, 33.8129997° North, depth 0.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.06 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:11:18 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (28 miles) from Oxnard (c. 197 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Oxnard Shores (c. 187 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Thousand Oaks (c. 126 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Simi Valley (c. 124 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Monica, Canoga Park, Santa Barbara. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 31 km SE of Santa Cruz Is. (E end), CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.3048325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8129997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SE of Santa Cruz Is. (E end), CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-03 04:11:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-03 04:13:26 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 134 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 62 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 ci38343375 Id of event.
Event Code 38343375 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci38343375, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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