A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Simeon in California. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/16 / 2016-08-01 17:39:58 / August 1, 2016 @ 5:39 pm. Exact location, longitude -121.1395° West, latitude 35.7458333° North, depth = 5.62 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:39:58 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72668950. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72668950. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.62 km (3 miles).
The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis Obispo, Greenfield, Los Osos (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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