A minor earthquake magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gonzales in California. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 17:20:23 / March 8, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -121.2556686 West, latitude 36.6343346 North, depth = 7.3 km. The 3.73-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:23 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.3 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72771746, at00omiaty. Unique identifier: nc72771746.
Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Mendota, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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