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Minor earthquake, 3.19 mag strikes near Lopez Point in CA

Earthquake location 35.9053345S, -121.4068298WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Lopez Point in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.4068298 West, latitude 35.9053345 North, depth = 10.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73274555. Unique identifier: nc73274555. The temblor was reported at 01:36:24 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/19 / 2019-09-16 09:36:24 / September 16, 2019 @ 9:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.31 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from King City (c. 12 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Morro Bay (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morro Bay, Templeton, Paso Robles. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 Lopez Point, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.4068298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9053345° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SE of Lopez Point, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-16 09:36:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-16 09:38:28 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 157 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 77 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 nc73274555 Id of event.
Event Code 73274555 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73274555, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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