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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag has occurred near Greenfield in California

Earthquake location 36.0945015S, -121.5824966WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Greenfield in California on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:56:54 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.59 km, -121.5824966° West, 36.0945015° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 21:56:54 / April 26, 2017 @ 9:56 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.59 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72794221. Id of event: nc72794221.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castroville, Prunedale, Cambria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Seaside (c. 33 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monterey (c. 27 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Marina (c. 19 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty 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 quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km SW of Greenfield, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5824966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0945015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SW of Greenfield, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-26 21:56:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 22:03:05 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 137 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 nc72794221 Id of event.
Event Code 72794221 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72794221, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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