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Light earthquake, 4.42 mag strikes near Cholame in CA

Earthquake location 35.8068352S, -120.3529968WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cholame in CA. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:21 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 18:29:21 / December 17, 2019 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: nc73315876. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73315876. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.3529968 West, latitude 35.8068352 North, depth = 6.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.32 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Wasco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 11 km NNW of Cholame, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.42 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -120.3529968° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8068352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNW of Cholame, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-17 18:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-17 18:32:48 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 301 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 0.02578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 nc73315876 Id of event.
Event Code 73315876 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73315876, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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