A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Avenal in California on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.11 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:51:30 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 15:51:30 / March 12, 2017 @ 3:51 pm. Exact location, longitude -120.055336° West, latitude 35.8841667° North, depth = 16.11 km. Id of earthquake: nc72773461. Event ids that are associated: nc72773461.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Delano (c. 53 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delano, Tulare, Wasco (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km SSE of Avenal, California.
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