A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Simeon in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.1149979 West, latitude 35.6739998 North, depth = 4.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.62 km (3 miles). The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:59:11 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 23:59:11 / July 17, 2016 @ 11:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72662731. Unique identifier: nc72662731.
Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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