A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Avenal in California on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 02:41:52 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 09:41:52 / September 17, 2016 @ 9:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.39 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -120.0960007° West, latitude 36.0516663° North, depth = 17.39 km. Event id: nc72697686. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72697686.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Visalia (c. 124 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Parlier, Templeton.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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