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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near Kettleman City in California

Earthquake location 35.8616676S, -120.00383WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kettleman City in California on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/15 / 2015-08-18 10:59:21 / August 18, 2015 @ 10:59 am. Exact location, longitude -120.00383° West, latitude 35.8616676° North, depth = 9.76 km. Id of earthquake: nc72508056. Event ids that are associated: nc72508056. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.76 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:21 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shafter, Atascadero, McFarland. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 16 km SSW of Kettleman City, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.00383° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8616676° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW of Kettleman City, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-18 10:59:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-18 11:04:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 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 154 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 74 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 nc72508056 Id of event.
Event Code 72508056 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72508056, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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