A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Coalinga in California. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.8 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -120.7333298° West, 36.1706657° North, depth 8.8 km. Unique identifier: nc72688216. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72688216. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:45:22 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 16:45:22 / August 31, 2016 @ 4:45 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Lemoore Station, Cambria. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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