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Minor earthquake: M2.86 quake has struck near Milpitas in CA

Earthquake location 37.4921684S, -121.8318329WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Milpitas in CA. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:29:06 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 20:29:06 / August 17, 2020 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -121.8318329° West, 37.4921684° North, depth 3.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73447135. Id of event: nc73447135. The epicenter was at a depth of 3.66 km (2 miles).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event 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), 15 km (9 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tamalpais Valley, Modesto, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km NE of Milpitas, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8318329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4921684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.66 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 20:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 20:36:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 62 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 149 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 nc73447135 Id of event.
Event Code 73447135 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73447135, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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