A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Gilroy in California. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72557706. Id of event: nc72557706. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/15 / 2015-11-19 18:28:09 / November 19, 2015 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:28:09 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -121.6360016 West, latitude 36.9841652 North, depth = 7.95 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.95 km (5 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Redwood City, Union City, Woodside. The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 6 km WSW of Gilroy, California.
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