A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tres Pinos in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 16:38:34 / May 16, 2020 @ 4:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73388380. Unique identifier: nc73388380. Exact location of event, longitude -121.3150024 West, latitude 36.6795006 North, depth = 7.21 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:38:34 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.21 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 59 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Firebaugh, Newman, Scotts Valley.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km S of Tres Pinos, CA.
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