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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag was detected near Point Sur in CA

Earthquake location 36.196167S, -121.6886673WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Point Sur in CA. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73409931. Id of event: nc73409931. Exact location of event, depth 13.72 km, -121.6886673° West, 36.196167° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.72 km (9 miles). The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:59:54 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 07:59:54 / June 16, 2020 @ 7:59 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Seaside (c. 33 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Monterey (c. 27 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hollister, Prunedale, Castroville.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 22 km ESE of Point Sur, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6886673° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.196167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ESE of Point Sur, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-16 07:59:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-16 08:07:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 134 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07094 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 182 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 nc73409931 Id of event.
Event Code 73409931 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73409931, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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