A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Gonzales in CA on Tuesday. Event id: nc73129231. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73129231. The temblor was reported at 16:41:36 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 00:41:36 / January 2, 2019 @ 12:41 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.72 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude -121.4905014° West, latitude 36.3699989° North, depth = 7.72 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gilroy (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hollister (c. 34 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Seaside (c. 33 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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