A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.46 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 12:46:05 / December 9, 2019 @ 12:46 pm. The temblor was reported at 04:46:05 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2614975 West, latitude 36.6436653 North, depth = 6.46 km. Event id: nc73312851. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73312851.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendota, Santa Cruz, Newman.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 16 km NW of Pinnacles, CA.
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