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Light earthquake: M4.37 quake has struck near Blackhawk in CA

Earthquake location 37.8156662S, -121.7659988WA light earthquake magnitude 4.37 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Blackhawk in CA. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/19 / 2019-07-16 20:11:01 / July 16, 2019 @ 8:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 12.23 km, -121.7659988° West, 37.8156662° North. The temblor was picked up at 12:11:01 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.23 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc73225421. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73225421.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sacramento (c. 466 500 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Stockton (c. 291 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Capitola, Live Oak, Ione.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 12 km E of Blackhawk, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.37 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.7659988° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8156662° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E of Blackhawk, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-16 20:11:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-16 20:17:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.05 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 297 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 78 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 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 nc73225421 Id of event.
Event Code 73225421 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73225421, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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