A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Morgan Hill in CA. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 14:58:40 / December 15, 2020 @ 2:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.56 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: nc73498145. Ids that are associated to the event: ew1608044319, nc73498145, us7000cr8s. The temblor was picked up at 14:58:40 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.5524979 West, latitude 37.1646652 North, depth = 5.56 km.
Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Winton, Brentwood, Hillsborough. Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from San Jose (c. 945 900 pop), 57 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), 73 km (45 miles) from Hayward (c. 144 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sunnyvale (c. 140 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 10 km ENE of Morgan Hill, CA.
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