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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near New Idria in CA

Earthquake location 36.4248352S, -120.6476669WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from New Idria in CA on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73470691. Unique identifier: nc73470691. The temblor was detected at 12:18:05 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3.96 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 3.96 km, -120.6476669° West, 36.4248352° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 12:18:05 / October 14, 2020 @ 12:18 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kerman (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Banos, Gonzales, Lemoore Station (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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: 2 km ENE of New Idria, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.6476669° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4248352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE 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 2020-10-14 12:18:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-14 12:22:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 nc73470691 Id of event.
Event Code 73470691 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73470691, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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