A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Simeon in California. The temblor was detected at 05:53:06 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.02 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:53:06 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72926120. Id of event: nc72926120. Exact location of earthquake, -121.268837° West, 35.7823334° North, depth 7.02 km.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soledad, Los Osos, Atascadero. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km NNW of San Simeon, California.
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