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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Cantua Creek in CA

Earthquake location 36.3328323S, -120.3421631WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Cantua Creek in CA. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73361970. Id of event: nc73361970. Exact location of event, depth 11.98 km, -120.3421631° West, 36.3328323° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:05:38 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 01:05:38 / March 31, 2020 @ 1:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.98 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close 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 Corcoran, Madera, Kingsburg. Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fresno (c. 494 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km S of Cantua Creek, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.3421631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3328323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km S of Cantua Creek, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-31 01:05:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-31 01:08:28 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 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1816 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 nc73361970 Id of event.
Event Code 73361970 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73361970, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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