Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 2.9 mi south of Shandon, California, USA, on 17 Oct 2:58 am (GMT -7) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 2.9 mi south of Shandon, California, USA, on 17 Oct 2:58 am (GMT -7)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Oct 10:01 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 17, 2020 09:58:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 17 Oct 2:58 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.61283°N / 120.37566°W (San Luis Obispo, California, United States)
Antipode: 35.613°S / 59.624°E
Nearest volcano: Golden Trout Creek (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Shandon (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) E of Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Atascadero (San Luis Obispo County) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of San Luis Obispo (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Arroyo Grande (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) S of Coalinga (Fresno County) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Nipomo (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Santa Maria (pop: 105,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SE of Salinas (pop: 157,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) SSE of Sacramento (pop: 490,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 15.6°C (60 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.05.3 km5km S of Shandon, CA, USAUSGS
2.810 kmCentral California, USAEMSC

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Newman, Stanislaus, California (204.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Did not feel it.  
Orcutt, Santa Barbara, California (80.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was like a jolt that knocked me out of bed.  
90210 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Oakdale / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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