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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Pinnacles in CA

Earthquake location 36.4160004S, -120.9889984WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Id of earthquake: nc72989766. Event ids that are associated: nc72989766. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:51:49 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 00:51:49 / March 25, 2018 @ 12:51 am. Exact location of event, longitude -120.9889984 West, latitude 36.4160004 North, depth = 6.7 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Prunedale (c. 17 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Prunedale, Los Banos, Firebaugh.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km SE of Pinnacles, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.9889984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4160004° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SE 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 2018-03-25 00:51:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-25 00:55:34 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 129 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 72 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02579 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 96 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 nc72989766 Id of event.
Event Code 72989766 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc72989766, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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