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Minor earthquake 3.13 mag, 5 km NW of Parkfield, CA

Earthquake location 35.927166S, -120.4725037WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Parkfield in CA. Unique identifier: nc73276115. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73276115. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.4725037 West, latitude 35.927166 North, depth = 9.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.51 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 21:45:05 / September 18, 2019 @ 9:45 pm. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:45:05 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Osos, Lemoore, San Luis Obispo. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 5 km NW of Parkfield, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.4725037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.927166° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Parkfield, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-18 21:45:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-18 21:50:03 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 151 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 0.0195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 nc73276115 Id of event.
Event Code 73276115 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73276115, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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