A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Carmel Valley Village in California. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:02 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 09:53:02 / January 10, 2016 @ 9:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc72578171. Event ids that are associated: nc72578171. Exact location of event, longitude -121.8450012 West, latitude 36.3476677 North, depth = 15.78 km.
Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Scotts Valley, Gilroy, Soquel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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