A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mendota in California on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72556431. Unique identifier: nc72556431. Exact location of earthquake, -120.5406647° West, 36.5843315° North, depth 11.11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/15 / 2015-11-16 17:43:52 / November 16, 2015 @ 5:43 pm. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:43:52 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fowler, Lemoore, Avenal. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fresno (c. 494 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Madera (c. 61 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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 quakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SW of Mendota, California.
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