A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Templeton in CA. Global time and date of event 03/05/19 / 2019-05-03 10:05:33 / May 3, 2019 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5.54 km, -120.8000031° West, 35.5506668° North. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:05:33 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73176185. Id of event: nc73176185. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.54 km (3 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Avenal, Coalinga, Santa Maria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen 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.
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