A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Coalinga in California on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.56 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/16 / 2016-10-02 22:37:15 / October 2, 2016 @ 10:37 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -120.4513321° West, 35.9034996° North, depth 5.56 km. Id of earthquake: nc72706501. Event ids that are associated: nc72706501. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:37:15 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lemoore, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 27 km SSW of Coalinga, California.
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