A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ridgemark in California. The temblor was picked up at 02:18:01 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 09:18:01 / September 29, 2016 @ 9:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72704406. Id of event: nc72704406. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.41 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2639999° West, 36.6416664° North, depth 9.41 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Firebaugh, Live Oak, Soquel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 21 km SSE of Ridgemark, California.
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