A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from San Juan Bautista in California. Exact location, longitude -121.5636673° West, latitude 36.8321648° North, depth = 5.64 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/16 / 2016-07-20 07:08:04 / July 20, 2016 @ 7:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72663826. Id of event: nc72663826. The temblor was picked up at 00:08:04 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.64 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos, Mountain View, Milpitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mountain View (c. 74 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km WSW of San Juan Bautista, California.
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