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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag strikes near Kettleman City in CA

Earthquake location 35.9508324S, -119.7463303WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kettleman City in CA on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.79 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73285085. Id of event: nc73285085. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:48 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 06:26:48 / October 2, 2019 @ 6:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, -119.7463303° West, 35.9508324° North, depth 12.79 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Visalia (c. 124 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Porterville (c. 54 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Reedley, Parlier, Fowler.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 20 km ESE of Kettleman City, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.7463303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9508324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ESE of Kettleman City, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-02 06:26:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-02 06:31:01 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 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 126 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3349 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 nc73285085 Id of event.
Event Code 73285085 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73285085, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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