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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Gilroy in CA

Earthquake location 36.9598351S, -121.588501WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Gilroy in CA. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/07/19 / 2019-07-23 16:51:10 / July 23, 2019 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -121.588501 West, latitude 36.9598351 North, depth = 3.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.97 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:51:10 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73232796. Id of event: nc73232796.

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Menlo Park, Newark, East Palo Alto (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Gilroy, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.588501° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9598351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Gilroy, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-23 16:51:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-23 16:53:17 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.006872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 nc73232796 Id of event.
Event Code 73232796 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73232796, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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