A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 175 km W of Ferndale, California (109 miles). The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:52 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 17:53:52 / December 21, 2016 @ 5:53 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 3.62 km (2 miles). Unique identifier: nc72742270. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72742270. Exact location, longitude -126.3165° West, latitude 40.3853333° North, depth = 3.62 km.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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