A light earthquake with magnitude 4.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cholame in CA. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:21 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 18:29:21 / December 17, 2019 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: nc73315876. Ids that are associated to the event: nc73315876. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -120.3529968 West, latitude 35.8068352 North, depth = 6.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.32 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Wasco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hanford (c. 54 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Wasco (c. 25 500 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km NNW of Cholame, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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