A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Simeon in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.67 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -121.0526657 West, latitude 35.7091675 North, depth = 6.67 km. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:11 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72583616. Event ids that are associated: nc72583616. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 08:28:11 / January 23, 2016 @ 8:28 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oceano, Coalinga, Arroyo Grande (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 14 km ENE of San Simeon, California.
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