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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag has occurred near Templeton in California

Earthquake location 35.5626678S, -120.8058319WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Templeton in California on Wednesday. Event id: nc72738225. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72738225. Exact location of event, depth 4.97 km, -120.8058319° West, 35.5626678° North. The temblor was picked up at 10:13:03 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.97 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 18:13:03 / December 14, 2016 @ 6:13 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Avenal, King City, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km W of Templeton, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.8058319° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5626678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Templeton, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-14 18:13:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-14 18:26:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 30 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 148 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 69 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 nc72738225 Id of event.
Event Code 72738225 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72738225, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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