A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Avenal in CA on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/04/18 / 2018-04-20 05:12:34 / April 20, 2018 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.1731644 West, latitude 36.1066666 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73001686. Unique identifier: nc73001686. The temblor was detected at 21:12:34 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Tulare (c. 59 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Corcoran (c. 24 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lemoore (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Templeton, Tulare, Mendota (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNW of Avenal, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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