Minor earthquake 2.99 mag, 5 km S of Shandon, CA


Earthquake location 35.6128349S, -120.3756638WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Shandon in CA on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.33 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 09:58:33 / October 17, 2020 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:58:33 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: nc73471826. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73471826. Exact location of event, longitude -120.3756638 West, latitude 35.6128349 North, depth = 5.33 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Huron (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Maria (c. 99 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Luis Obispo (c. 45 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Atascadero (c. 28 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paso Robles (c. 27 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arroyo Grande (c. 17 300 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 5 km S of Shandon, CA.

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