A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ferndale in California on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 03:03:41 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 10:03:41 / September 22, 2016 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -124.479332° West, latitude 40.2878342° North, depth = 19.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.01 km (12 miles). Event id: nc72700701. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72700701.
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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