A light earthquake with magnitude 4.23 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.38 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00oal04d, nc72663506. Unique identifier: nc72663506. The temblor was detected at 14:38:38 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ridgemark in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 21:38:38 / July 19, 2016 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.3276672° West, latitude 36.6926651° North, depth = 6.38 km.
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 70 km (43 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). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Clara, Hilmar-Irwin, Saratoga (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 13 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.
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