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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 25 km SSW of South Dos Palos, CA

Earthquake location 36.7468338S, -120.7269974WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from South Dos Palos in CA. Event id: nc73533391. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73533391. Exact location of event, longitude -120.7269974 West, latitude 36.7468338 North, depth = 4.24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.24 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/21 / 2021-03-10 07:08:42 / March 10, 2021 @ 7:08 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:08:42 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Delhi, Coalinga, Hilmar-Irwin (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Atwater (c. 28 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 25 km SSW of South Dos Palos, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.7269974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7468338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSW of South Dos Palos, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-10 07:08:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-10 07:13:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09897 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 nc73533391 Id of event.
Event Code 73533391 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73533391, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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