A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ridgemark in California. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:52 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 10:41:52 / March 31, 2016 @ 10:41 am. Exact location of event, longitude -121.0011673 West, latitude 36.7854996 North, depth = -0.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.58 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nc72615255. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72615255.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Turlock (c. 68 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kerman, Pacific Grove, Aptos.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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