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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag strikes near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6004982S, -121.1996689WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. The temblor was detected at 01:24:56 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -121.1996689° West, latitude 36.6004982° North, depth = 5.12 km. Event id: nc73271745. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73271745. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.12 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/09/19 / 2019-09-13 09:24:56 / September 13, 2019 @ 9:24 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gustine, Aptos, Mendota.

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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1996689° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6004982° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Pinnacles, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-13 09:24:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-13 09:27:58 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 137 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 nc73271745 Id of event.
Event Code 73271745 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73271745, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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