A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.35 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -121.2815018 West, latitude 36.6563339 North, depth = 5.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:52 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 18:48:52 / December 30, 2017 @ 6:48 pm. Unique identifier: nc72946336. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72946336.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Firebaugh, Newman.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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