A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kettleman City in California on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/15 / 2015-08-18 10:59:21 / August 18, 2015 @ 10:59 am. Exact location, longitude -120.00383° West, latitude 35.8616676° North, depth = 9.76 km. Id of earthquake: nc72508056. Event ids that are associated: nc72508056. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.76 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:59:21 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shafter, Atascadero, McFarland. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 16 km SSW of Kettleman City, California.
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