A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Coalinga in California on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72598620. Id of event: nc72598620. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.45 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -120.5306702° West, latitude 35.972168° North, depth = 4.45 km. Global time and date of event 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 01:55:36 / February 27, 2016 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:36 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lemoore, Greenfield, Morro Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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