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Minor earthquake: M2.96 quake has struck near Milpitas in CA

Earthquake location 37.493S, -121.8303299WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Milpitas in CA. The temblor was detected at 15:36:09 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73464281. Id of event: nc73464281. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 15:36:09 / September 29, 2020 @ 3:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 4.35 km, -121.8303299° West, 37.493° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.35 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake 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), 15 km (9 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustine, Corte Madera, Mill Valley (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km NE of Milpitas, CA.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -121.8303299° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.493° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.35 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 2020-09-29 15:36:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-29 15:39:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 137 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 65 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04397 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 32 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 nc73464281 Id of event.
Event Code 73464281 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nc73464281, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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