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Minor earthquake 2.99 mag, 6 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA

Earthquake location 36.5764999S, -121.1771698WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Exact location of event, longitude -121.1771698 West, latitude 36.5764999 North, depth = 8.07 km. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:07:13 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.07 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 17:07:13 / February 12, 2021 @ 5:07 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73522106. Unique identifier: nc73522106.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gustine. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 6 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1771698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5764999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNW 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 2021-02-12 17:07:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-12 17:13:49 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 1 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 138 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1108 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 64 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 nc73522106 Id of event.
Event Code 73522106 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73522106, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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