A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rio Dell in California. Exact location, longitude -124.3324966° West, latitude 40.2886658° North, depth = 16.81 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.81 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:29:28 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:29:28 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: nc72574520. Event ids that are associated: nc72574520.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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