A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73292615. Id of event: nc73292615. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 02:57:05 / October 16, 2019 @ 2:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.21 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -121.2839966 West, latitude 36.6595001 North, depth = 6.21 km. The temblor was detected at 18:57:05 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scotts Valley, Firebaugh, Newman (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 15 km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA.
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