A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gilroy in California on Saturday. Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 15:48:25 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -121.4621658° West, latitude 36.9715004° North, depth = -0.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.2 km (-0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: nc72789246. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72789246. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:48:25 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Clara (c. 116 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newark, Stanford, Livingston (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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