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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag strikes near Templeton in CA

Earthquake location 35.5601654S, -120.8154984WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Templeton in CA on Sunday. Global time and date of event 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 03:20:24 / January 27, 2020 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.88 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73332241. Id of event: nc73332241. The temblor was detected at 19:20:24 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -120.8154984 West, latitude 35.5601654 North, depth = 5.88 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coalinga, Santa Maria, Guadalupe (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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 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: 10 km W of Templeton, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.8154984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5601654° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Templeton, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-27 03:20:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-27 03:26:02 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 124 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 52 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 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 nc73332241 Id of event.
Event Code 73332241 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73332241, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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