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Minor earthquake, 3.66 mag strikes near Soledad in California

Earthquake location 36.5866661S, -121.1413345WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Soledad in California on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -121.1413345 West, latitude 36.5866661 North, depth = 8.77 km. Global time and date of event 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 03:15:19 / January 23, 2017 @ 3:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:15:19 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72755195. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72755195. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.77 km (5 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soquel, Opal Cliffs, Capitola (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km NE of Soledad, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.1413345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5866661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2017-01-23 03:15:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-23 03:18:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 206 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 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 nc72755195 Id of event.
Event Code 72755195 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72755195, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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