A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.94 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Templeton in California on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72737765, at00oi6bxr, us200080ps. Unique identifier: nc72737765. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 11:58:39 / December 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Templeton in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:58:39 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.6 km, -120.8061676° West, 35.5611649° North.
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), 84 km (52 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orcutt, Avenal, King City. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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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