A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 272 km W of Ferndale, California (169 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004vq9. Event ids that are associated: us20004vq9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:30:52 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 00:30:52 / January 30, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -127.4447° West, 41.005° North.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 272 km W of Ferndale, California. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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