A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Soledad in California on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72776136. Id of event: nc72776136. Exact location, longitude -121.2001648° West, latitude 36.597332° North, depth = 4.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.25 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 22:44:30 / March 15, 2017 @ 10:44 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:30 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gustine, Aptos, Mendota (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNE of Soledad, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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