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Minor earthquake: M3.94 quake has struck near Templeton in California

Earthquake location 35.5611649S, -120.8061676WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.94 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Templeton in California on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72737765, at00oi6bxr, us200080ps. Unique identifier: nc72737765. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 11:58:39 / December 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Templeton in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:58:39 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.6 km, -120.8061676° West, 35.5611649° North.

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), 84 km (52 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orcutt, Avenal, King City. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km W of Templeton, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.8061676° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5611649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.6 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 11:58:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-14 12:17:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 448 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.34 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 418 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,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 73 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08638 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 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc72737765 Id of event.
Event Code 72737765 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72737765,at00oi6bxr,us200080ps, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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