A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ridgemark in California on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 22:05:28 / August 16, 2016 @ 10:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.3253326° West, latitude 36.6966667° North, depth = 3.54 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:05:28 / 3:05 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72678441. Event ids that are associated: nc72678441. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.54 km (2 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (18 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 41 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. 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 fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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: 13 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.
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