A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ferndale in California. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 03:38:01 / October 16, 2015 @ 3:38 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72538095. Id of event: nc72538095. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.37 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5.37 km, -124.9561691° West, 40.411499° North. The 3.45-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:38:01 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eureka, Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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