A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Rio Dell in California. The temblor was picked up at 06:42:41 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.03 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10.03 km, -124.288° West, 40.2918333° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72718125. Id of event: nc72718125. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 13:42:41 / October 30, 2016 @ 1:42 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 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 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSW of Rio Dell, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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