A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pinnacles in CA. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 03:51:09 / January 3, 2021 @ 3:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.43 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d54j, nc73506355. Id of event: nc73506355. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:09 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -121.2288361 West, latitude 36.6196671 North, depth = 6.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newman, Live Oak, Mendota (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Salinas (c. 150 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Watsonville (c. 51 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Gilroy (c. 48 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Morgan Hill (c. 37 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Banos (c. 36 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NW of Pinnacles, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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