A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gonzales in California on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 23:08:33 / November 16, 2017 @ 11:08 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:08:33 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -121.2324982 West, latitude 36.6226654 North, depth = 5.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.12 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc72925790. Unique identifier: nc72925790.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Live Oak, Mendota (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km NE of Gonzales, California.
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