A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gonzales in California. Unique identifier: nc72665411. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72665411. The temblor was reported at 16:24:01 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -121.2493362° West, latitude 36.6301651° North, depth = 9.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.24 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/07/16 / 2016-07-23 23:24:01 / July 23, 2016 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Newman, Mendota. Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NE of Gonzales, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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