People who were awake in at least two zip code areas felt the minor trembler.
The earthquake was reported at a magnitude of 3 and was recorded at 2:50 a.m. PT by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.
Epicenter was about seven miles beneath the earth at 36.459N 120.472W; or nine miles west-southwest of Cantua Creek, 12 miles east-northeast of New Idria, 18 miles southwest of Tranquillity, 23 miles north-northwest of Coalinga, 65 miles north-northwest of Livingston and 99 miles southeast of San Jose City Hall.
Cantua Creek is a small community of about 500 people in Fresno County.
In 1983, Coalinga sustained an earthquake recorded at a magnitude of 6.4.
"This earthquake caused an estimated $10 million in property damage (according to the American Red Cross) and injured 94 people," according to the USGS. "Damage was most severe in Coalinga, where the 8-block downtown commercial district was almost completely destroyed. Here, buildings having unreinforced brick walls sustained the heaviest damage. Newer buildings, however, such as the Bank of America and the Guarantee Savings and Loan buildings, sustained only superficial damage. The most significant damage outside the Coalinga area occurred at Avenal, 31 kilometers southeast of the epicenter."