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Minor earthquake 2.97 mag, 12 km NNW of Avenal, CA

Earthquake location 36.1066666S, -120.1731644WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Avenal in CA on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/04/18 / 2018-04-20 05:12:34 / April 20, 2018 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.1731644 West, latitude 36.1066666 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73001686. Unique identifier: nc73001686. The temblor was detected at 21:12:34 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Templeton, Tulare, Mendota (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNW of Avenal, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.1731644° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1066666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Avenal, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-20 05:12:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-20 05:15:34 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 136 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 58 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.06872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 nc73001686 Id of event.
Event Code 73001686 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73001686, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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