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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Ridgemark in California

Earthquake location 36.6539993S, -121.2685013WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ridgemark in California. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 20:59:29 / April 24, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2685013 West, latitude 36.6539993 North, depth = 3.09 km. The temblor was detected at 13:59:29 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72626975. Event ids that are associated: nc72626975. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.09 km (2 miles).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Santa Cruz, Firebaugh (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.2685013° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6539993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Ridgemark, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-24 20:59:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 21:04:03 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 128 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 48 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.01302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 nc72626975 Id of event.
Event Code 72626975 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72626975, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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