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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near San Juan Bautista in CA

Earthquake location 36.769165S, -121.4783325WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Juan Bautista in CA on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 08:26:31 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73510370. Unique identifier: nc73510370. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -121.4783325° West, 36.769165° North, depth 4.5 km. Global time and date of event 13/01/21 / 2021-01-13 08:26:31 / January 13, 2021 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was East Foothills, San Jose, Alum Rock (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4783325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.769165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSE of San Juan Bautista, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-13 08:26:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-13 08:31:29 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 2.2 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 130 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 62 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 nc73510370 Id of event.
Event Code 73510370 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73510370, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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