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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag strikes near Taft in CA

Earthquake location 35.1738333S, -119.3291667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taft in CA on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.56 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 22:32:07 / July 12, 2016 @ 10:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ci37413567, nc72660811. Unique identifier: ci37413567. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:32:07 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.56 km, -119.3291667° West, 35.1738333° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Golden Hills, Delano, Bear Valley Springs (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Bakersfield (c. 347 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Oildale (c. 32 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arvin (c. 19 300 pop).

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

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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: 12 km ENE of Taft, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -119.3291667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1738333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Taft, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-12 22:32:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-12 22:42:42 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 reviewed 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 124 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci,nc, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 ci37413567 Id of event.
Event Code 37413567 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37413567,nc72660811, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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