A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Soledad in California. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.16 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -120.992836° West, 36.6473351° North, depth 5.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 22:46:23 / February 21, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. Unique identifier: nc72766431. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72766431. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:23 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merced, Livingston, Hilmar-Irwin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Merced (c. 79 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km NE of Soledad, California.
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