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Light earthquake: M4.77 quake has struck near Tres Pinos in CA

Earthquake location 36.649334S, -121.2740021WA light earthquake magnitude 4.77 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Event id: nc73292360. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73292360. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.72 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.77-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:30 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/19 / 2019-10-15 19:42:30 / October 15, 2019 @ 7:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2740021 West, latitude 36.649334 North, depth = 9.72 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turlock, Winton, Merced (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Turlock (c. 68 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Cupertino (c. 58 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.77 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2740021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.649334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-15 19:42:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-15 19:49:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 55 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.6 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 380 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05044 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 54 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73292360 Id of event.
Event Code 73292360 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73292360, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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