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Minor earthquake, 3.22 mag has occurred near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6436653S, -121.2614975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.46 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 12:46:05 / December 9, 2019 @ 12:46 pm. The temblor was reported at 04:46:05 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2614975 West, latitude 36.6436653 North, depth = 6.46 km. Event id: nc73312851. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73312851.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Santa Cruz, Newman.

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

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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. 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 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2614975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6436653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.46 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 2019-12-09 12:46:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 12:48:09 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 160 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 0.05386 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 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 nc73312851 Id of event.
Event Code 73312851 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73312851, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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