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Minor earthquake: M3.04 quake has struck near Morgan Hill in CA

Earthquake location 37.2731667S, -121.6529999WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Morgan Hill in CA. Global time and date of event 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 02:41:47 / January 18, 2018 @ 2:41 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.18 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.6529999 West, latitude 37.2731667 North, depth = 5.18 km. The temblor was detected at 18:41:47 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72955465. Event ids that are associated: nc72955465.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was South San Francisco, Clayton, Hughson (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Modesto (c. 201 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hayward (c. 144 200 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 thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 16 km N of Morgan Hill, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.6529999° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2731667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N of Morgan Hill, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-18 02:41:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-18 02:53:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 60 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 reviewed 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 163 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 82 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0214 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 60 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 nc72955465 Id of event.
Event Code 72955465 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72955465, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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