A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ferndale in California on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 01:31:58 / February 28, 2017 @ 1:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72768716. Unique identifier: nc72768716. Exact location of earthquake, -124.7811661° West, 40.3413315° North, depth 10.29 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:31:58 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.29 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arcata, Bayside, Eureka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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