A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Ardo in CA on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 18:40:10 / December 19, 2020 @ 6:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: nc73500430. Unique identifier: nc73500430. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.33 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:40:10 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.33 km, -120.7710037° West, 36.1933327° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atascadero, Lemoore Station, Cambria (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Avenal (c. 15 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 23 km NNE of San Ardo, CA.
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