A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Benton in California on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -118.2358° West, 38.0039° North, depth 6.6 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:36:59 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.6 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: nc73451981, nn00771068, us7000bfid. Unique identifier: nn00771068. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 00:36:59 / September 1, 2020 @ 12:36 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mammoth Lakes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Mammoth Lakes (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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