A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Soledad in California on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -121.1391678° West, 36.5453339° North, depth 8.5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 23:33:40 / February 22, 2017 @ 11:33 pm. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:33:40 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: nc72766716. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72766716. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.5 km (5 miles).
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martin, Mendota, Firebaugh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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