A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Westhaven-Moonstone in CA on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.82 km (14 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:10:40 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -123.9858322° West, latitude 41.1436653° North, depth = 22.82 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 22:10:40 / August 17, 2018 @ 10:10 pm. Event id: nc73072796. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73072796, us1000gbz2.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Crescent City, Fortuna, Eureka. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NE of Westhaven-Moonstone, CA.
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