A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Exact location of earthquake, -121.2813339° West, 36.652832° North, depth 5.04 km. The temblor was reported at 08:39:17 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72946286. Event ids that are associated: nc72946286. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.04 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 16:39:17 / December 30, 2017 @ 4:39 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Firebaugh, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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 SSE of Tres Pinos, CA.
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