A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Templeton in California on Wednesday. Event id: nc72738225. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72738225. Exact location of event, depth 4.97 km, -120.8058319° West, 35.5626678° North. The temblor was picked up at 10:13:03 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.97 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 18:13:03 / December 14, 2016 @ 6:13 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Avenal, King City, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 9 km W of Templeton, California.
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