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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag strikes near Aromas in CA

Earthquake location 36.8658333S, -121.6080017WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Aromas in CA on Sunday. Id of earthquake: nc73512365. Event ids that are associated: nc73512365. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 04:06:03 / January 17, 2021 @ 4:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, -121.6080017° West, 36.8658333° North, depth 7.1 km. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:06:03 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.1 km (4 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Newman. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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.

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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. 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: 4 km SE of Aromas, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6080017° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8658333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Aromas, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-17 04:06:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 04:11:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 811 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 559 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 65 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06971 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 nc73512365 Id of event.
Event Code 73512365 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73512365, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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