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Minor earthquake 2.88 mag, 20 km NW of Parkfield, CA

Earthquake location 36.0253334S, -120.5916672WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Parkfield in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -120.5916672° West, 36.0253334° North, depth 4.33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.33 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:34 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/11/20 / 2020-11-02 02:20:34 / November 2, 2020 @ 2:20 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73477136. Id of event: nc73477136.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morro Bay, Cambria, Greenfield (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Coalinga (c. 13 400 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NW of Parkfield, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.5916672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0253334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW of Parkfield, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-02 02:20:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-02 02:23:50 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 128 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 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04635 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 123 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 nc73477136 Id of event.
Event Code 73477136 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73477136, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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