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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Prunedale in CA

Earthquake location 36.7521667S, -121.5876667WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Prunedale in CA. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:47 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.5876667 West, latitude 36.7521667 North, depth = 2.71 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 16:46:47 / May 4, 2020 @ 4:46 pm. Unique identifier: nc73380150. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73380150. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.71 km (2 miles).

Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cupertino (c. 58 300 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustine, Cupertino, Santa Clara (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km ESE of Prunedale, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.5876667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7521667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Prunedale, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-04 16:46:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 11:07:02 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 reviewed 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 129 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0181 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 162 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mh The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nc73380150 Id of event.
Event Code 73380150 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73380150, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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