A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Ferndale in California. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.9869995 West, latitude 40.3848343 North, depth = -0.16 km. Unique identifier: nc72867626. Ids that are associated to the event: nc72867626. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 18:09:27 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:09 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of -0.16 km (-0 miles). The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:09:27 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fortuna (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 64 km WSW of Ferndale, California. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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