A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Simmler in California. The temblor was detected at 23:20:58 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 07:20:58 / February 4, 2016 @ 7:20 am. Exact location of event, longitude -119.979332 West, latitude 35.4658318 North, depth = 7.02 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.02 km (4 miles). Event id: ci37520200. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37520200, nc72588391.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huron, Coalinga, Corcoran (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km N of Simmler, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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