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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Greenfield in California

Earthquake location 36.4150009S, -120.9861679WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Greenfield in California on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -0.08 km (-0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/16 / 2016-05-14 07:36:31 / May 14, 2016 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:36:31 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.9861679 West, latitude 36.4150009 North, depth = -0.08 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72635510. Unique identifier: nc72635510.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Prunedale (c. 17 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Prunedale, Los Banos, Firebaugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 25 km ENE of Greenfield, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.9861679° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4150009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ENE of Greenfield, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-14 07:36:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-14 07:49:02 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 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 66 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 nc72635510 Id of event.
Event Code 72635510 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72635510, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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