A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Lompoc in CA on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 19:46:30 / September 4, 2017 @ 7:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -120.7353333° West, 34.5311667° North, depth 1.55 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:46:30 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.55 km (1 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ci37754879. Unique identifier: ci37754879.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Orcutt (c. 28 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Nipomo (c. 16 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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