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Minor earthquake, 3.34 mag has occurred near Milpitas in CA

Earthquake location 37.4916649S, -121.8271637WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Milpitas in CA on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 20:27:49 / August 17, 2020 @ 8:27 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.2 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -121.8271637° West, 37.4916649° North, depth 4.2 km. Unique identifier: nc73447140. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73447140. The temblor was picked up at 20:27:49 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Stockton (c. 291 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kentfield, San Rafael, Castroville (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty 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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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. 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: 10 km NE of Milpitas, CA.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.34 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8271637° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4916649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Milpitas, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-17 20:27:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 20:34:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3 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 177 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 80 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 nc73447140 Id of event.
Event Code 73447140 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73447140, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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