A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ferndale in California. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.57 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 12:51:20 / February 20, 2016 @ 12:51 pm. Unique identifier: nc72594740. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72594740. The temblor was detected at 04:51:20 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.2898331 West, latitude 40.5019989 North, depth = 17.57 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
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 thirty-eight 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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