A minor earthquake magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ferndale in California on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 23:17:19 / September 22, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. Exact location of event, depth 25.43 km, -124.3980026° West, 40.4925003° North. All ids that are associated to the event: nc72897116. Unique identifier: nc72897116. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.43 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:17:19 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km SW of Ferndale, California.
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