A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -121.3040009 West, latitude 36.6796684 North, depth = 3.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/17 / 2017-12-28 02:37:30 / December 28, 2017 @ 2:37 am. Event id: nc72945046. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72945046. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.81 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:37:30 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Scotts Valley, Newman, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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