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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag strikes near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.5453339S, -121.1364975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/20 / 2020-01-22 12:02:14 / January 22, 2020 @ 12:02 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.38 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -121.1364975 West, latitude 36.5453339 North, depth = 8.38 km. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:02:14 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc73330441. Event ids that are associated: nc73330441.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martin, Mendota, Pacific Grove (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NNE of Pinnacles, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1364975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5453339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNE 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 2020-01-22 12:02:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-22 12:07:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 127 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73330441 Id of event.
Event Code 73330441 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73330441, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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