A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9509 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from San Simeon in California. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 08:45:40 / February 28, 2021 @ 8:45 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1614501940. Id of event: ew1614501940. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -121.4337° West, 35.8571° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:45:40 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Soledad (c. 25 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Greenfield (c. 16 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Los Osos (c. 14 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from King City (c. 12 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Osos, Atascadero, Morro Bay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 32 km NW of San Simeon, California.
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