A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California. Id of earthquake: nc72599130. Event ids that are associated: nc72599130. The temblor was detected at 21:56:47 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 05:56:47 / February 28, 2016 @ 5:56 am. Exact location, longitude -121.231163° West, latitude 36.6226654° North, depth = 5.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.12 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Soquel, Opal Cliffs.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NNE of Soledad, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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