A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from The Geysers in California on Wednesday. Event id: nc72737985. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72737985, at00oi6p0h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.94 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:41:05 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 16:41:05 / December 14, 2016 @ 4:41 pm. Exact location of event, depth 0.94 km, -122.8408356° West, 38.8199997° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near The Geysers in California (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Benicia, Corte Madera, Tara Hills. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Vallejo (c. 115 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Fairfield (c. 105 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vacaville (c. 92 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Davis (c. 65 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 8 km WNW of The Geysers, California.
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