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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 21 km NE of Soledad, California

Earthquake location 36.5768318S, -121.17733WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soledad in California. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:08:05 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.17733 West, latitude 36.5768318 North, depth = 7.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72675941. Unique identifier: nc72675941. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.19 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/16 / 2016-08-12 09:08:05 / August 12, 2016 @ 9:08 am.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Newman, Soquel, Capitola. Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NE of Soledad, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.17733° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5768318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE of Soledad, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-12 09:08:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-12 09:16:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.82 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 190 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 0.01045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 nc72675941 Id of event.
Event Code 72675941 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72675941, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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