A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hollister in California on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 16:59:10 / July 21, 2017 @ 4:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -121.3293304 West, latitude 36.8623352 North, depth = 7.03 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:59:10 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.03 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc72844341. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72844341.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saratoga, King City, Hilmar-Irwin. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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