A light earthquake with magnitude 4.48 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Petrolia in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.6279984 West, latitude 40.3191681 North, depth = 13.22 km. The 4.48-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:01:27 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Petrolia in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc72981481, at00p5b7ea. Id of event: nc72981481. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.22 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 06:01:27 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:01 am.
Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km W of Petrolia, CA. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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