A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Simeon in CA on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 03/01/18 / 2018-01-03 16:18:14 / January 3, 2018 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -121.0650024 West, latitude 35.6723328 North, depth = 6.05 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72948416. Unique identifier: nc72948416. The temblor was detected at 08:18:14 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Greenfield (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 12 km ENE of San Simeon, CA.
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