A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Friday. Event id: nc72577646. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72577646. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 22:18:16 / January 8, 2016 @ 10:18 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:18:16 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.88 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -121.2826691° West, latitude 36.6558342° North, depth = 6.88 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Firebaugh, Newman, Santa Cruz.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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