A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from The Geysers in CA on Friday. Global time and date of event 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 17:18:25 / December 21, 2018 @ 5:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.44 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nc73125011. Event ids that are associated: nc73125011. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:18:25 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -122.7973328° West, 38.8213348° North, depth 2.44 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Novato, Colusa, Winters (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 167 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Napa (c. 76 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Petaluma (c. 57 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Novato (c. 51 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Rohnert Park (c. 41 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 6 km NW of The Geysers, CA.
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