A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ridgemark in California. The temblor was picked up at 12:33:25 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: nc72741570. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72741570. Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 20:33:25 / December 19, 2016 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.01 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2708359° West, 36.6554985° North, depth 3.01 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Newman, Santa Cruz, Firebaugh. Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Ridgemark, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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