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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Los Banos in CA

Earthquake location 36.8730011S, -120.9761658WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Los Banos in CA on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 3.41 km (2 miles). Unique identifier: nc73298955. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73298955. The temblor was picked up at 12:13:00 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.9761658 West, latitude 36.8730011 North, depth = 3.41 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 20:13:00 / October 30, 2019 @ 8:13 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marina, Keyes, King City. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Turlock (c. 68 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 24 km SSW of Los Banos, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.9761658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8730011° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSW of Los Banos, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-30 20:13:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-30 20:18:02 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 121 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 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1705 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 137 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 nc73298955 Id of event.
Event Code 73298955 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73298955, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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