A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Willow Creek in California on Saturday. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:32:13 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -123.4358368° West, latitude 40.973835° North, depth = 36.69 km. Unique identifier: nc72757390. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72757390. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.69 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 20:32:13 / January 28, 2017 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fortuna, Eureka, McKinleyville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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