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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag has occurred near Avenal in California

Earthquake location 36.0516663S, -120.0960007WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Avenal in California on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 02:41:52 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 09:41:52 / September 17, 2016 @ 9:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.39 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -120.0960007° West, latitude 36.0516663° North, depth = 17.39 km. Event id: nc72697686. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72697686.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Visalia (c. 124 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Parlier, Templeton.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km NNE of Avenal, California.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.0960007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0516663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE of Avenal, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-17 09:41:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 09:47:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 167 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 93 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 nc72697686 Id of event.
Event Code 72697686 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72697686, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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