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Minor earthquake: M3.74 quake has struck near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6373329S, -121.257164WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Global time and date of event 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 14:54:55 / October 17, 2019 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.257164° West, latitude 36.6373329° North, depth = 10.58 km. The temblor was reported at 06:54:55 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.58 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73293465. Unique identifier: nc73293465.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Mendota, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 16 km NW of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.74 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.257164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6373329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NW 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 2019-10-17 14:54:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 14:58:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 216 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 67 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73293465 Id of event.
Event Code 73293465 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73293465, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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