A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Ramon in California on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.54 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -121.9648361° West, 37.7843323° North, depth 8.54 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 07:43:46 / October 24, 2015 @ 7:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:43:46 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72542915. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72542915.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Galt, Ben Lomond, Salida (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco (c. 805 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Oakland (c. 390 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Stockton (c. 291 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 1 km ENE of San Ramon, California.
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