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Minor earthquake: M2.98 quake has struck near Livermore in California

Earthquake location 37.6489983S, -121.6809998WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Livermore in California on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 03:38:41 / March 10, 2016 @ 3:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 0.04 km, -121.6809998° West, 37.6489983° North. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72604670. Unique identifier: nc72604670. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.04 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:38:41 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Stockton (c. 291 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Capitola, Live Oak, Hilmar-Irwin (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km ESE of Livermore, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6809998° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6489983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Livermore, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-10 03:38:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-10 03:42:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 58 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06602 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 nc72604670 Id of event.
Event Code 72604670 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72604670, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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