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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near New Idria in CA

Earthquake location 36.2396667S, -120.7503333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from New Idria in CA on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 7.93 km, -120.7503333° West, 36.2396667° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:50:17 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.93 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 23:50:17 / April 20, 2020 @ 11:50 pm. Unique identifier: nc73374105. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73374105.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Templeton, Lemoore Station, Firebaugh. Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Coalinga (c. 13 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SSW of New Idria, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.7503333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2396667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SSW of New Idria, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-20 23:50:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-30 06:56:56 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 reviewed 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 129 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 259 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mh The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73374105 Id of event.
Event Code 73374105 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73374105, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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