A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Solvang in CA. The temblor was reported at 20:49:43 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.02 km (4 miles). Event id: ci37811048. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37811048. Exact location of event, depth 6.02 km, -120.1685028° West, 34.3978348° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 04:49:43 / February 23, 2017 @ 4:49 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ventura (c. 96 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ventura, Mira Monte, Nipomo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km S of Solvang, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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