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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Northern California, USA, on 15 Oct 8:17 am (GMT -7)

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake  - Northern California, USA, on 15 Oct 8:17 am (GMT -7)
15 Oct 15:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-10-15 03:17:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 15 Oct 8:17 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.98°N / 121.63°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Mammoth Mountain (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Gilroy (pop: 53,200)
10 km (6 mi) NE of Interlaken (pop: 7,300)
10 km (6 mi) N of Aromas (pop: 2,700)
46 km (29 mi) SE of San Jose (pop: 1,026,900)
113 km (70 mi) SE of San Francisco (pop: 864,800)
167 km (104 mi) W of Fresno (pop: 520,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 14.7°C (58 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-15 15:17:03 UTC
15 Oct 8:17 am (GMT -7)
M 2.5 / 4 kmNorthern California, USAEMSC
2020-10-15 15:17:03 UTCM 2.5 / 3.5 km6km WSW of Gilroy, CA, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Gilroy, Ca 95020 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : On a zoom meeting and I yelled Earthquake! My coworkers laughed and thought I was trying to get out of the meeting! LoL...It was a good shake! Amen for this app...I screen shot it and sent to them so I don't look crazy! | One user found this interesting.
Gilroy / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
In Eagle Ridge house / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Gilroy / not felt

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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Northern California, USA, on 15 Oct 8:17 am (GMT -7)

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