A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.08-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:11:25 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.8513336 West, latitude 34.5771675 North, depth = 0 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/15 / 2015-07-18 20:11:25 / July 18, 2015 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: ci37209439. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37209439.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Nipomo (c. 16 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pismo Beach, Solvang, Arroyo Grande (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km WSW of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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