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Minor earthquake: M3.18 quake has struck near Tres Pinos in CA

Earthquake location 36.6604996S, -121.2884979WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Exact location of event, depth 5.6 km, -121.2884979° West, 36.6604996° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73298495. Id of event: nc73298495. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:51 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 09:42:51 / October 29, 2019 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Firebaugh, Newman.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 15 km S of Tres Pinos, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2884979° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6604996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km S 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 2019-10-29 09:42:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-29 09:46:30 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 156 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 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05052 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 65 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 nc73298495 Id of event.
Event Code 73298495 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73298495, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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