A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Templeton in California. Exact location of event, depth 3.66 km, -120.7919998° West, 35.5436668° North. The temblor was reported at 20:12:06 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72593920. Event ids that are associated: nc72593920. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 04:12:06 / February 19, 2016 @ 4:12 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.66 km (2 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was King City, Avenal, Coalinga (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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