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Magnitude 2.7 earthquake shakes Stanislaus County

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A magnitude 2.7 earthquake shook Stanislaus County Saturday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It struck at around 10:22 a.m., the USGS said, around 3.5 miles north of the census-designated place Diablo Grande and just under 9 miles west of the city of Patterson. 

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Minor Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Ripples Near Merced, California – No Reports of Shaking Detected

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Merced, California, experienced a light magnitude 2.7 earthquake on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 2:54 pm local time. The seismic event, which occurred 45 km (28 mi) away from the city, had a very shallow depth of 22.1 km (14 mi) and, interestingly, went unnoticed as no reports of shaking were filed.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the earthquake, with the epicenter at 37.3863°N latitude and 119.9868°W longitude in Mariposa, California, United States. The quake was also near Mammoth Mountain, the nearest volcano, 89 km (55 mi) away.

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Magnitude 4 earthquake near Oxnard shakes up L.A. and Ventura counties

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A magnitude 4 earthquake that ruptured in the Pacific Ocean sent weak shaking into Ventura County and across the Westside, San Fernando Valley and South Bay areas of Los Angeles County.

The earthquake hit at 2:13 a.m. Thursday about 19 miles south of Oxnard in Ventura County and about 15 miles southwest of Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu.

Malibu’s Point Dume is about 25 miles northeast of the epicenter, and Santa Monica is about 40 miles east of the earthquake’s origin. Downtown L.A. is almost 55 miles away from the epicenter.

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Swarms of small earthquakes hits the California-Mexico border

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A swarm of small earthquakes has struck near the California-Mexico border underneath the town of El Centro in Imperial County.

Scientists are closely watching the cluster, which began at 6:07 p.m. Monday with a magnitude 2.8 quake, followed six minutes later by the largest quake so far, a magnitude 4. There were 18 aftershocks within the first two hours, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said.

By Tuesday morning there had been dozens of aftershocks.

No damage was reported in El Centro, which has a population of about 44,000. El Centro is the seat of Imperial County, one of the nation’s most important agricultural regions. The region has been hit hard in past quakes, most recently during the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck south of the California-Mexico border on Easter Sunday in 2010, killing two people in Mexicali and damaging buildings on both sides of the border.

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake – 18km E of Little Lake, CA (USA) on Thursday, 22 August 2019 – 17 hours ago

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"I felt it" reports:
(132.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Did not feel it or hear it or see it. Was in my basement workshop and didn't have any idea that there was an earthquake until I got off later and checked my notifications. Lol Coworkers on the ground floor also did not feel it. (via app)
North Wales / not felt: People in CA need to stay alert and be ready..definitly a slow slip happening but worse to come.. you can thank the greedy elites for the millions of holes from the drilling stations .. they drilled on both sides of the San Andreas fault line too..
Lake Isabella, CA / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Wofford Heights / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was blasting my music while sitting when this quake hit. It was a shock and scared the shite out of me at first. It hit with a strong jolt followed by some strong back and forth shifting. Everything in the house had a slight rattle.
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