A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ferndale in California. The temblor was detected at 21:06:11 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.79 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72541615. Id of event: nc72541615. Exact location of earthquake, -124.6786652° West, 40.3255005° North, depth 15.79 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 05:06:11 / October 21, 2015 @ 5:06 am.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eureka, Fortuna (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 44 km SW of Ferndale, California.
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