A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Friday. Id of earthquake: nc73121390. Event ids that are associated: nc73121390. The temblor was reported at 03:50:50 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.2 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -124.2890015 West, latitude 40.3616676 North, depth = 33.2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/18 / 2018-12-14 11:50:50 / December 14, 2018 @ 11:50 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km N of Petrolia, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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