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Minor earthquake, 3.51 mag has occurred near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.4763336S, -121.026001WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pinnacles in CA on Tuesday. Event id: nc72957626. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72957626. The 3.51-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:55 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.13 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 21:00:55 / January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 pm. Exact location, longitude -121.026001° West, latitude 36.4763336° North, depth = 7.13 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Seaside (c. 33 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Interlaken, Pacific Grove, Watsonville (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ESE of Pinnacles, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.51 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.026001° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4763336° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Pinnacles, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-23 21:00:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-23 21:09:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.81 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 190 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05184 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 nc72957626 Id of event.
Event Code 72957626 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72957626, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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