A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pinnacles in CA on Saturday. Event id: nc73506040. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73506040. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 14:36:36 / January 2, 2021 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.91 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -121.2125015° West, 36.6088333° North, depth 5.91 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:36 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Live Oak, Soquel. Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 11 km NW of Pinnacles, CA.
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