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Minor earthquake, 3.15 mag strikes near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6196671S, -121.2288361WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 03:51:09 / January 3, 2021 @ 3:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.43 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d54j, nc73506355. Id of event: nc73506355. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:09 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2288361 West, latitude 36.6196671 North, depth = 6.43 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Live Oak, Mendota (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NW of Pinnacles, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2288361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6196671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Pinnacles, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-03 03:51:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 07:58:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 153 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 ,us,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06961 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73506355 Id of event.
Event Code 73506355 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d54j,nc73506355, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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