A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ridgemark in California. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 21:54:28 / August 16, 2016 @ 9:54 pm. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:28 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3.08 km, -121.3290024° West, 36.7001648° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72678436. Id of event: nc72678436. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.08 km (2 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ben Lomond, Firebaugh, Newman.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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