A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Pinnacles in CA on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -121.1764984° West, 36.5794983° North, depth 5.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73393171. Unique identifier: nc73393171. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:46:21 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 11:46:21 / May 22, 2020 @ 11:46 am.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Gustine.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 6 km NNW of Pinnacles, CA.
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