A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Petrolia in CA on Wednesday. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:05:58 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 00:05:58 / January 10, 2019 @ 12:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nc73131416. Id of event: nc73131416. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.03 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -124.4919968 West, latitude 40.2988319 North, depth = 20.03 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was McKinleyville, Arcata, Bayside (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Eureka (c. 27 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arcata (c. 17 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bayside (c. 17 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from McKinleyville (c. 15 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fortuna (c. 11 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km W of Petrolia, CA.
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