A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Orcutt in CA. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 18:04:34 / December 23, 2018 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -120.3929977° West, 34.8520012° North, depth 0.18 km. The temblor was detected at 10:04:34 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ci38404744. Event ids that are associated: ci38404744. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.18 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Santa Barbara (c. 88 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lompoc (c. 42 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Goleta (c. 29 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Barbara, Atascadero, Morro Bay (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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