A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ridgemark in California. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 06:54:12 / July 18, 2016 @ 6:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, -121.3256683° West, 36.6948318° North, depth 4.52 km. Event id: nc72662876. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72662876. The temblor was reported at 23:54:12 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.52 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.
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