A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9688 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Martin in California on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 14:58:39 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -121.5409° West, 37.1615° North, depth 9 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 14:58:39 / December 15, 2020 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ew1608044319. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1608044319. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fremont (c. 214 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Modesto (c. 201 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hayward (c. 144 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Millbrae, Alamo, Waterford. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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