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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Los Banos in CA

Earthquake location 36.9541664S, -120.8008347WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Los Banos in CA on Friday. Id of earthquake: nc73360525. Event ids that are associated: nc73360525. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.14 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -120.8008347° West, latitude 36.9541664° North, depth = 4.14 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:42:20 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 22:42:20 / March 27, 2020 @ 10:42 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was West Modesto, Waterford, Gonzales (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Turlock (c. 68 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ceres (c. 45 400 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Los Banos, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.8008347° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9541664° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Los Banos, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-27 22:42:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-27 22:43:56 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 121 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 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 nc73360525 Id of event.
Event Code 73360525 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73360525, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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