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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag strikes near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.6218338S, -121.2324982WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:15:42 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 10:15:42 / January 5, 2021 @ 10:15 am. Exact location of event, depth 5.62 km, -121.2324982° West, 36.6218338° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.62 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nc73507165. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73507165.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendota, Soquel, Opal Cliffs. Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (32 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 13 km NW of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2324982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6218338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 2021-01-05 10:15:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-05 10:21:45 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 2.2 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 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06701 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 md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73507165 Id of event.
Event Code 73507165 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73507165, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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