A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santa Ynez in California. Exact location of earthquake, -120.0534973° West, 34.5719986° North, depth 10.99 km. The temblor was detected at 02:16:41 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 09:16:41 / July 17, 2016 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ci37417111. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37417111. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.99 km (7 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Oceano.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSE of Santa Ynez, California.
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