A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Tuesday. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:23 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.331665 West, latitude 36.7006683 North, depth = 3.64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.64 km (2 miles). Id of earthquake: nc72678431. Event ids that are associated: nc72678431. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 21:54:23 / August 16, 2016 @ 9:54 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Firebaugh, Ben Lomond, Newman (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 44 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
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 occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 12 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.
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